It has to be said frankly that there is Chablis and then there is Chablis. The former a perfectly fantastic, clean and fresh partner to your next platter of fresh oysters. The latter, however, with its crystalline minerality, and expressive aromatics, will force you to reconsider the nobility of Chardonnay. Laurent Tribut, son-in-law of the illustrious Vincent Dauvissat, crafts some of the most mind-bendingly delicious, finesse-riddled bottlings of Chablis in this small village. Committed to traditional Chablisien winemaking, Tribut raises his Chardonnay in old oak barrels, lending depth and complexity to his wines that sets them apart vintage in and vintage out.
Tribut’s 2015 ‘Beauroy’ is a sleeper of a value in steely, mineral-tinged Chardonnay. Bright with notes of orchard pear, lime skin, and chamomile, its acidity underlining its gorgeous sense of minerality. A wine that will age beautifully in the short-term, it is a joy to drink today with roast fish, Burgundian cheeses, or–of course–oysters.