Domaine Laurent Tribut

  • Country

    France

  • Region

    Chablis, Burgundy

  • Founded

    1987

  • Farming

    Lutte raisonnée

Similarities can be drawn between Laurent’s wines and those made by his brother-in-law, Vincent Dauvissat (the wines used to be made in the same cellars) – in that they are archetypal Chablis – classic, tensile, age beautifully and are utterly brilliant.

There is just a tiny range of holdings and no grands crus and quite possibly the smallest cellar we have ever encountered, though the wines are exquisite; pure and precise, brimming with energy and nervosité.

Laurent officially retired in 2018 and the running of the domaine is now in the very capable hands of 3 of 4 of his children: Solange, Adeline & Gabriel.

“Tribut’s wines typically convey a noble rusticity and they have been better than ever in recent ripe vintages. They’re worth a search for fans of le vrai Chablis.”

Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, August 2017

Chablis 1er cru Côte de Lechet:

Notes of white flowers, apples, oyster shells and wet stones preface the 2018 Chablis 1er Cru Côte de Léchet, a medium to full-bodied, satiny and impressively incisive wine in this warm vintage, with plenty of chalky extract and a mineral finish. At this early stage, the Côte de Léchet looks to be one of the premier cru highlights of the vintage.” 91-93 pts.

William Kelley, The Wine Advocate, August 2019

Technical Information

Wine BlendVine ageSoil type Vineyard area
ChablisChardonnay30-40 yearsMixture4ha
Chablis 1er cru BeauroyChardonnay1972 & 1988Fossil rich limestone & white clay1.08ha
Chablis 1er cru Côte de LechetChardonnayPlanted in 1970s & 1992Limestone0.80ha
Chablis 1er cru MontmainsChardonnay1964Deep limestone soils0.20ha

Viticulture & Vinification

  • Hand harvesting
  • Low yields, never exceeding 50hl/ha
  • Wild yeast fermentation
  • Grapes fermented in temperature-controlled enamel tanks
  • Élevage in old pièces
  • Barrels a mixture of Allier, Vosges & Chatillons
  • No bâttonage
  • Wine transferred to stainless steel vats 6 months before bottling