Why Buy: There’s Chablis, and then there’s Dauvissat and Raveneau – the reigning champs when it comes to expressing the character and soul of the grape. That these wines are virtually impossible to find just makes today that much more glorious: we’ve secured allocations for six from Dauvissat’s 2022 portfolio, including a potential 97-pointer and two potential 96-pointers (which are simply extraordinary scores for the often-overlooked world of white wine). Combining a marvelous electric tension with a gorgeous high-toned finish, these are wines that absolutely dazzle, and we're proud, and privileged, to be able to share them with you.


What They're Saying: "Ethereal ... satiny ... electric." That's The Wine Advocate, in its review of the potential 97-point Chablis Grand Cru les Preuses 2022. It was nearly as ecstatic about the potential 96-point Chablis 1er Cru la Forest 2022, a "brilliant wine in the making ... satiny and incisive, with superb depth at the core and an electric finish." The publication also awarded 96 points to the Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos 2022, an "enveloping" wine, "textural and layered, with a deep and muscular core" and "a long, expansive finish."


The Story: Throughout his long and storied career, Vincent Dauvissat has always put his wines first, even above himself. If that has translated to somewhat less attention than he deserves, Dauvissat can rest secure in his reputation as a winemaker's winemaker: a consummate craftsman with a palate that's second to none and an unwavering commitment to the absolute highest standards of quality. France's most acclaimed restaurateurs revere him, and are among his most loyal clients. Which is good for him, but unfortunate for the rest of us, because it limits the number of his wines for export. On the other hand, that just makes it rarer when Dauvissat becomes available, and more of an occasion.


The Methods: The Dauvissat vineyards are organically farmed, albeit without certification. Harvesting is done by hand, and the wines are left to ferment in the tank before racking (with the lees). Before bottling, they spend a second winter in oak.


Our Tasting Notes: With the increasing heat of France's growing season, we've seen, in lesser hands, an unfortunate tendency toward fruitier and frankly flabbier white winemaking. But Dauvissat's are expert hands, and the results are magical. These are Chablis in a classical vein – tense, almost nervy, with the body but also the definition  we seek, and the longed-for note of salinity on the finish that transports us instantly to the region


What to Pair Them With: Goat cheese souffle; oysters on the halfshell; scallop carpaccio; grilled trout or branzino; roast chicken.


Fun Fact: Dauvissat was initially headed toward a different career in the great outdoors – as a shepherd.


Our Guarantee: We always buy and source directly from the estate, so rest assured: your wines will arrive in your hands with pristine provenance. Secure your order today!


*Offer NOT valid in-store. This offer is made pre-arrival, with wines estimated to be delivered to your preferred store in Summer 2024. With the supply chain issues that we are seeing globally, there may be some unforeseen delays which could affect the ETA. All sale prices are the lowest available at Total Wine & More and ONLY valid through Concierge Sales. No further discounts or coupons may be applied. Offer not valid in KS, MI, NY, and TN. The Grands Crus and the Petit Chablis are only available in FL and TX. This offer is for ONE WEEK, or until sold out, and will expire on Sunday, March 24th, 2024.

*Due to limited storage space for pre-ordered product, we can only hold orders for 30 days from the first notification that your order is ready for pickup. If you are unable to pick up your order within 30 days, please contact Concierge Sales at (855) 841-2752 or to make an arrangement. A store associate may reach out periodically to notify you of your order. Unfortunately, if no arrangements have been made, after 30 days, the order will need to be cancelled and we will provide a full refund.  No orders will be cancelled without multiple communication attempts.