Reviews 92 points Wine Advocate "From Laurent Tribut's swan song vintage, the 2017 Chablis Village is as lovely from bottle as it was from barrel, offering up a pretty and superbly nuanced bouquet of citrus oil, crisp peach, green apple, beeswax, white flowers and oyster shell. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, ample and expansive, with a beautifully refined, glossy texture, lovely concentration and purity and ripe balancing acids, concluding with a long, saline finish. This is an utterly charming, even precocious vintage for Tribut, and the wine is already hard to resist. It ranks among the finest expressions of the appellation and is well worth seeking out—if you can, buy it by the case. (WK)" 91 points Vinous "The 2017 Chablis is a gorgeous wine that shows how appealing this vintage can be, even among entry-level bottlings. Deep and beautifully layered, with striking brightness, the 2017 is positively alluring from the first taste. Citrus confit and sweet floral notes add complexity, but it is the wine's overall balance that really stands out. (AG)"
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About Laurent Tribut
Situated in the picturesque village of Poinchy, just outside Chablis, Laurent operates a small family business, meticulously tending to his 5 hectares of vineyards. His vineyard holdings include prized parcels in the premier crus of Beauroy, Côte de Lechet, and Montmains, covering a total area of 5.2 hectares. The vineyards are meticulously managed, with yields deliberately restricted to ensure optimal fruit quality. The grapes are hand-harvested, showcasing Laurent's dedication to preserving the fruit's integrity.
Laurent's winemaking approach is rooted in tradition and respect for the land. Fermentation takes place in temperature-controlled enameled tanks, allowing for precise control over the process. Following fermentation, the wines are aged in old oak barrels sourced from a mix of reputable oak forests, including Allier, Vosges, and Chatillons. This judicious use of oak adds complexity to the wines, enhancing their mineral character and lending a luxurious, unctuous texture.
Laurent's wines are characterized by their impeccable balance and pronounced minerality, a hallmark of Chablis. The village-level Chablis displays vibrant citrus fruit, spicy apple notes, and a crisp minerality that harmonize beautifully, while the premier crus reveal an added dimension of toasty richness and a burst of bright citrus flavors. These wines are a true expression of their terroir and demand time to reach their full potential, with the premier crus benefiting from 4-5 years of bottle aging.
Having recently established his own cellars in Poinchy, Laurent Tribut has established himself as a talented winemaker with a loyal following. His authentic, artisan Chablis wines are highly sought after by enthusiasts around the world, with distribution spanning Europe, Japan, and the United States. With each bottle, Laurent invites wine lovers to embark on a sensory journey through the unique and captivating terroir of Chablis.