Skip to main content

2019 Domaine François Raveneau Chablis

  • Producer
    Domaine François Raveneau
  • Vintage
  • Grape Variety
  • Region
  • Sub Region
  • Size

Not only does the Raveneau family own many of the finest sites in the appellation, but their wines have a steely magnificence that captures the essence of Chablis’ distinctive terroir. The greatness of Raveneau’s Chablis has even led some to suggest they deserve an appellation of their own.
Raveneau wines are famous for their longevity. In fact, many believe that a top Raveneau Chablis doesn’t hit its stride until it’s at least 8 to 10 years old. At this time, the wines not only acquire even greater richness, but layer upon layer of previously hidden flavors are revealed.
Along with René and Vincent Dauvissat, Raveneau pioneered the use of Côte d’Or winemaking in Chablis, including barrel fermentation and extended lees contact.

Tasting Notes

90 Points Allen Meadows
A discreet application of wood sets off ripe orchard fruit suffused with oyster shell, lemon zest and cool iodine wisps. There is again fine density to the intense and stony medium weight flavors that deliver impressive persistence for a straight Chablis. This too is relative powerful and robust and a wine that will need at least some patience, but it also is a wine to strongly consider.

91 Points Vinous
The 2019 Chablis-Villages is well defined and pure on the nose, offering scents of dried honey, dandelion and a little quince jus, all pretty and growing in stature with aeration. The palate is well balanced with a waxy-textured opening. There’s good depth for a Village Cru, and a slightly pithy, peach skin finish. Excellent.

89-92 Points Jasper Morris
The Raveneau Chablis comes from the reverse side of Montmains and the valley opposite Forêts. Pale yellow colour. The nose is quite discreet, less perfumed than the Petit Chablis. Give it time and, some nervosity emerges. Classic Chablis, a little more flesh on the bones than, some years, but recognisably the same animal. White fruit, and exceptional length, with a touch of spice at the back.

2019 Domaine François Raveneau Chablis