Mostly from 3ha near La Forêt and 1ha near Beauroy. Another 8 parcels spread over 4ha with average age of 30 years make up the rest. The oldest vines of this estate were planted by Vincent Dauvissat’s grandfather. 2014 was a fairly easy year for Laurent Tribut and the wines came through in pristine condition. Pure, mineral, yellow fruits, citrus blossom. It is all the raw materials for a great wine but it needs time. 7 years onwards would see it in more harmony and offer you a blissful drinking experience. Chablis Oeufs en meurette (with white wine not red) or a fish stew.
The son in law of the great Chablis producer Rene Dauvissat. This discovery for me was a spine tingling moment. Especially because I had already tasted the wine and thought it was outstanding. The vineyards here are separate to that of Dauvissat but for a while the wines were made in the same cellar. Therefore the Chablis AC from Laurent Tribut is a benchmark and the Premier Cru are hard to come by but must try wines.
The kimmeridgean soils that make Chablis taste like Chablis is evident in these wines. They have more definition of region and more structure than a Petit Chablis but without the fruit weight and intensity of the better sites. Great wines for drinking young or youngish.
The grape that you can plant anywhere, in any climate and do anything to and it will still taste like an OK wine. When people hit the sweet spot of site, climate, cropping and winemaking, Chardonnay becomes a magical wine that will age gracefully but charm you at any age. Chardonnays can range from cool climate lean and citrusy to warmer climate tropical and overt. Oak and lees can add flavouring as can malolactic fermentation.