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2021 Domaine François Raveneau Chablis ‘Butteaux’ 1er Cru 1500ml

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    Domaine François Raveneau
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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

94 Points Allen Meadows
From 1.49 ha holding of 40+ year old vines An overtly floral nose speaks of elegant and admirably pure aromas of quinine, white-fleshed fruit and a plethora of classic Chablis elements and in particular, iodine. There is excellent volume to the concentrated and powerful medium weight plus flavors that flash evident minerality on the markedly dry, youthfully austere and slightly more complex finale. This is quite tightly wrapped and as is usually the case, this should prove to be long-lived.

92-95 Points Jasper Morris Inside Burgundy
Pure clean pale colour. The nose has an excellent purity as well with a sense of weight of fruit to follow. Much more behind, lively crystalline style, lots of detail, and a fresh invigorating finish. The 2021 Butteaux is just setting out on a very promising journey. Drink from 2026-2032.

2021 Domaine François Raveneau Chablis ‘Butteaux’ 1er Cru 1500ml