Domaine Vincent Dauvissat Chablis 1er Cru 'La Forest'
Domaine Vincent Dauvissat is arguably the finest domaine in Chablis and its prestige matched only by Domaine Raveneau. All farming is biodynamic and done by hand, with yields kept low. Vinification is slow and meticulous, and always involves time in old oak (he believes Chablis needs oak, as without it the wine is too austere and oak is needed to soften its hardness). All this allows them to produce ageworthy wines with a purity and intensity of flavour seldom encountered in Chablis today.
La Forest is arguably the most complex of the Dauvissat premier crus with pronounced sea shell minerality, white flowers, spice, stone and citrus fruit. Immensely powerful and rich on the palate but with great precision and freshness.