The Dauvissat holdings in “Sechets” are approximately one and one-quarter hectares in expanse. This 1er Cru sits in the center of the 1er Cru slope on well-drained, limestone soils that consistently produce the most elegant of the 1er Crus at this estate. The superb site enables more reliable ripening of the grapes. The “Sechets” produced by Sebastien Dauvissat is the most floral and fine of his series of 1er Crus.
Jean Dauvissat, and his son Sebastian, are the most recent in an extended line of the Dauvissat family that has been in possession of this notable domaine since 1899. The cave is positioned under the family house which dates from the 17th century and where the road to the hamlet of Chichée begins. The first formal bottling of wines under the Dauvissat label occurred on a limited scale in 1963. Then, in 1978 and 1979, Jean Dauvissat increased production to 3,000 bottles per annum. The physical expansion of the domaine under his management, along with ever-increasing quality and accompanying renown, has resulted in the cessation of sales to negociants and the bottling of the entire annual production of approximately 50,000 bottles. An unfortunate accident resulted in the untimely death of Jean Dauvissat several years ago. Sebastien Dauvissat continues the work of this historic domaine in collaboration with Evelyne Dauvissat, Jean’s wife.
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