Domaine Laurent Tribut

Laurent is often referred to as ‘the brother-in-law’ of Vincent Dauvissat but he is a hugely talented winemaker in his own right. With only a small range of holdings and no grands crus we are always blown away by the energy and nuance these wines have. As with Vincent’s wines, the élevage is in barrique and similarly a tiny proportion is new (2-3 new barrique out of around 40) – some of the barrels in the cellar are even 45 years old!

The domaine’s wines are wonderful after just a few years in the cellar but they can age with the best of them. Laurent always pulls out old bottles for us, regardless of the time of day – they are usually well beyond their tenth birthday and consistently brilliant.

General information

  • Country

    France

  • Region

    Poinchy, Chablis, Burgundy

  • Total holdings

    7ha

  • Winemaker

    Laurent Tribut

  • Established

    1987

  • Cultivation

    Lutte raisonnée

Wines produced

Wine Grapetype(s) Vine age Soil type Vineyard area
Chablis Chardonnay 30-35 years old on average Mixture 4ha
Chablis 1er cru Beauroy Chardonnay Vines planted in 1972 & 1988 Fossil-rich limestone & white clay 1.08ha
Chablis 1er cru Côte de Lechet Chardonnay Vines planted in 1970s & 1992 Limestone 0.80ha
Chablis 1er cru Montmains Chardonnay Vines planted in 1964 Deeper limestone soils 0.20ha

Viticulture / Vinification

White wines

  • Low yields & old vines
  • Élevage in oak, maximum 10% new
  • No bâtonnage
  • Wine transferred to tank 6 months before bottling