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2011 Domaine Francois Raveneau Chablis Vaillons

ITEM 8230357 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased at retail

Bidder Amount Total
king cat $340 $340
xuzhe $320 $0
Liveforw… $300 $0
THX1138 $290 $0
Vogue $280 $0
$280
Item Sold Amount Date
I8230357 1 $340 May 22, 2022
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RATINGS

92Vinous / IWC

Subtle, elegant and beautifully perfumed...feminine, gracious Chablis is drop-dead gorgeous today. Floral notes reappear on the finish, adding further lift, energy and focus.

PRODUCER

Domaine Francois Raveneau

Located in Chablis, in northern Burgundy, Domaine Francois Raveneau is owned and operated by the brothers Jean-Marie and Bernard Raveneau. At 23 acres the estate is small even by local standards, though Clive Coates, for one, considers it “Chablis’ best domaine.” Harvesting is done entirely by hand and the brothers use no new oak. Raveneau’s corks are sealed with wax, which is also unusual for the region. The Premier Cru and Grand Cru Chablis produced by Raveneau are noted for their depth and dimension, and Robert M. Parker Jr. has complimented them for their great capacity to age and mature.The domaine was started in 1948 when Francois Raveneau bought vineyards to add to those already owned by his wife, who was part of the Dauvissat family. Francois began bottling his wine, an unusual practice during the 1950s and 1960s, and by the 1980s the domaine’s wines were being imported to the U.S. by California importer Kermit Lynch. Francois’ son Jean-Marie started working on the estate in 1978. Raveneau owns Grand Cru parcels in Blanchot, Bougros, Les Clos and Valmur. Coates notes that “What is impressive about the Raveneau Chablis is that (the wines) are invariably very expressive of both their terroirs and their vintages.”

REGION

France, Burgundy, Chablis, Vaillons

Vaillons is a Premier Cru on the west bank of the Serein River, just west of the village of Chablis. It includes the climats Sur Les Vaillons, Chatains, Les Grands Chaumes, Les Chatains, Secher, Beaugnons, Les Lys, Roncieres, Les Epinottes and Les Minos. The soil is a mix of limestone, clay and fossilized oyster shells.

TYPE

White Wine, Chardonnay, Chablis Premier Cru

This white variety originated in Burgundy, but is now grown around the world. Its flexibility to thrive in many regions translates to wide flavor profile in the market. Chardonnay is commonly used in making Champagne and sparkling wines.

VINTAGE

2011 Domaine Francois Raveneau Chablis Vaillons

This producer now sells its wines under the name Domaine Francois Raveneau.