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2001 Domaine Raveneau Chablis Butteaux 1er Cru

  • 89 IWC
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SKU: 45864-2001-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 89

    ($49; bottled in December of 2002) Reticent aromas of honey, spices and minerals. Quite closed in the mouth, and more classic in style than the Forets. Dense and broad but youthfully dry. Really opens out on the back end, finishing adamantly dry, with a strong spice character. This was aged in 50% new oak.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: July/August 2003
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 89

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    Issue: 4th Quarter, 2003
  • Self | Rating: 89

    Light to medium straw colored wine with a full nose of lime, tangerine peel, some honey, a kiss of vanilla, and decaying warm lemon. Smooth in the mouth with buttered lemony fruit and relatively low acidity. Finishes nicely with more tangerine peel. A notable success in this vintage. Early maturing for Chablis, this wine can be drunk right now to 2008.
    Drink Dates: 2004-2008
    Author: Daniel B

In terms of Chablis, Raveneau has no equal. In 1948, Francois Raveneau purchased several vineyards, adding them to his wife's family collection of estates under the Dauvissat name. In the past, the Raveneau family would purchase vineyards, cultivate grapes, then sell the grapes to other estates. Francois' father Louis had owned multiple plots in Chablis before selling them off in the 1950s during the region's decline in popularity. By the 1960s, Francois saw renewed potential in Chablis wines, and decided to expand his holdings into grand cru parcels. As a result of these purchases and his experience as a fine grape grower, Raveneau earned a reputation as a premium winemaker by the end of the 1970s. After years of encouragement from the international community to open up his wine sales for export, Raveneau finally expanded into the international market for the first time in the 1980s. The popularity of the estate soon boomed, especially under its new winemaker, Jean-Marie Raveneau, who runs the estate to this day with assistance from his brother, Bernard.

The Chablis Les Clos Grand Cru is made with 100 percent Chardonnay on 0.5 hectares of land. The limestone-rich soil, coupled with vines that are 45 years old, on average, result in grapes that are fully mature and are highly terroir-focused. Each vine is harvested by hand before the grapes are gently pressed using the pneumatic method. The estate is one of only five producers left in Chablis who still hand-harvest their fruit. The signature Chablis flavors are always present at this estate, since the Raveneau family only uses indigenous yeasts that match those that naturally occur on the land. The fermentation process takes as long as two weeks, and the wine is later aged for at least 18 months in old oak barrels.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 54 bottles owned
  • 17 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 89
    (Out of 17 collectors)