Telephone: 01992 525009

LAURENT TRIBUT Chablis

This tiny 5.2-hectare estate produces minute quantites of very serious Chablis, at both village and Premier Cru level. The philosophy of the estate is similar to that of his brother in law, Vincent Dauvissat, with the wines aged in old oak barrels, which adds an extra dimension without dominating the fruit and terroir for which the region is famed. Tribut spent a long time learning the craft in his father-in-law’s cellar where he was making his wines for some time. Later, the modest family found a small house with a cellar in Poinchy where Laurent with his wife Clothilda and daughter Selange started a miniature production of absolutely top-class Chablis.

The domaine includes holdings in three 1er crus; Beauroy, Cote de Lechet and Montmains. Yields are severely restricted in the vineyard, and pesticides, herbicides and other chemicals used in conventional wine production are unheard of. The grapes are handpicked, and winemaking is unusual, with the grapes being fermented in temperature-controlled enamelled tanks at fairly high temperatures, then allowed to undergo malolactic fermentation. Elevage is in oak barrels, only 10% of them new, the balance being 5-7 year old 228 litre casks. Tribut believes that this method gives greater structure and stability.

These are exquisite, handmade wines characterised by the their balance and minerality, with the 1er crus requiring 4-5 years of bottle ageing to show at their best.

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LAURENT TRIBUT

Single

6+

2012  CHABLIS

        22.70

        21.15

2012  CHABLIS 1er Cru Beauroy

        29.05

        27.00

2012  CHABLIS 1er Cru Côte de Léchet

        29.05

        27.00

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Shop Address

The Black Dog Wine Company
The Cart Barn
Ashlyn's Farm Shop
North Weald
Essex
CM16 6RZ

Shop Opening Hours

Tuesday - Friday 10.30 - 6.00
    Saturday 10.30 - 5.00
      Sunday 12.00 - 4.00
    Monday - Closed

Contact Details

Telephone 01992 525009