Vincent Dauvissat (Domaine Dauvissat-Camus)

Vincent Dauvissat (Domaine Dauvissat-Camus)

Vincent Dauvissat is a quiet, quizzical man, but behind this deceptive façade lies perhaps the keenest mind in Chablis, maintaining his family estate at the very pinnacle of Chablis production. Farming 12 ha of vines, including almost three hectares of grand crus, he believes strongly that it is the endeavours in the vineyard that produce the best wines. 

The vineyards are ploughed and the domaine is, to all intents, organic but Vincent doesn’t have the paperwork. I’m not a militant person, he says, I just work well in the vines: that, simply, is Chablis! When not in his vines, Vincent is to be found attacking the rolling landscape of the region on his racing bike! In recent years he has been joined by his daughter Etiennette and son Ghislain Dauvissat, so succession is assured. The lasting impression of any visit chez Dauvissat is the plethora of little barrels, many the traditional small 114 litre feuillette barrels, although the wines are not at all marked by oak because the average age of these barrels is 10 years. With any oaky flavours long since leached out, the purpose of these barrels is to allow the wines to repose on their lees, but Vincent does not practise bâtonnage, the method of stirring up the lees as favoured by so many of his neighbours. In bottle, Dauvissat wines are classic Chablis which cellar well. As a footnote, Dauvissat-Camus wines are 100% the same as those labelled as ‘Vincent Dauvissat’.

  1. Chablis 1er cru Sechet, Dauvissat-Camus
    Chablis 1er cru Séchet, Dauvissat-Camus 2015
    Chardonnay Burgundy > Chablis
    The poor, chalky soils of this premier cru give a supremely elegant yet full Chablis which Vincent...
    £65.00 per bottle
  2. Chablis, V Dauvissat
    Chablis, Dauvissat-Camus 2015
    Chardonnay 13.0% Vol
    Burgundy > Chablis
    Luscious lemony fruit on the nose followed by a very pure linear palate. Delicious, super wine with...
    £65.00 per bottle