The Dauvissats have been growing Chardonnay in Chablis since 1899 and the current day cave lies underneath the family house from the 17th century. They had mostly sold their fruit to local negotiants yet began bottling estate wines in 1963. In 1979, Jean Dauvissat increased the production to a whopping 250 cases and he slowly expanded the estate over the years to its current size of just under 10 hectares. Sadly, Jean passed away several years ago so his son, Sebastien runs the domaine today with his mother, Evelyne. And the Dauvissat name is living on through Sebastien as one of the premier domaines in the region. Sebastien Dauvissat works a two hectare parcel of vines at the village level. The vineyards are situated on the “back side” of the 1er Crus. The soil here is infused with a particularly high percentage of limestone which permits this cuvée to make a clear statement of its origins.