Jean et Sébastien Dauvissat, Chablis 1er Cru “Vaillons” MAGNUM
Jean et Sébastien Dauvissat, Chablis 1er Cru “Vaillons” MAGNUM

Jean et Sébastien Dauvissat, Chablis 1er Cru “Vaillons” MAGNUM

Burgundy, France 2009 (1500mL)
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Jean et Sébastien Dauvissat, Chablis 1er Cru “Vaillons” MAGNUM

Sébastien Dauvissat’s family has been farming the same parcels since 1899 and vinification still takes place in the tiny caves under the 17th-century farmhouse where Sébastien lives. For those curious, Sébastien is indeed related to the living legend Vincent Dauvissat—and he seems to have inherited the same winemaking gene too! 

The entire domaine consists of just under 10 hectares, with four devoted to “Vaillons.” This renowned Premier Cru vineyard is deeply embedded in Kimmeridgian limestone, a rich soil that imbues unparalleled minerality into the best Chablis. In the cellar, Dauvissat employs a long, patient élevage—two full years in stainless steel—to ensure maximum expression of terroir. 

When you pull the cork on these perfectly aged magnums, I strongly recommend keeping the service temperature around 55 degrees. If you don’t have a cellar or wine fridge to provide you with an accurate measurement, simply go off aromas and taste: If they feel muted, let the wine warm up in your glass for 5-10 minutes and try it again. Dauvissat wines in their youth typically have all the tension of a loaded crossbow, but after a decade-plus of quiet evolution in the dark cold of their cellar, they morph into an entirely different, breathtaking breed. Savory, leesy, mellow—they are Chardonnays with substantial depth, persistence, and mineral power. What a rare experience this is. Enjoy!

Jean et Sébastien Dauvissat, Chablis 1er Cru “Vaillons” MAGNUM




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Southwestern France


Bordeaux surrounds two rivers, the Dordogne and Garonne, which intersect north of the city of Bordeaux to form the Gironde Estuary, which empties into the Atlantic Ocean. The region is at the 45th parallel (California’s Napa Valley is at the38th), with a mild, Atlantic-influenced climate enabling the maturation of late-ripening varieties.

Central France

Loire Valley

The Loire is France’s longest river (634 miles), originating in the southerly Cévennes Mountains, flowing north towards Paris, then curving westward and emptying into the Atlantic Ocean near Nantes. The Loire and its tributaries cover a huge swath of central France, with most of the wine appellations on an east-west stretch at47 degrees north (the same latitude as Burgundy).

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Alsace, in Northeastern France, is one of the most geologically diverse wine regions in the world, with vineyards running from the foothills of theVosges Mountains down to the Rhine River Valley below.

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