The domaine was created in 1948, when François Raveneau consolidated his holdings with his wife’s family’s vineyard parcels.
Though his father had spent years selling off prime parcels, François was doing his best to bring new ones back into the hands of the domaine.
François Raveneau, who died in 2000 and whose wife was a Dauvissat, assembled a domaine boasting one breathtaking parcel after another.
Today, François’ sons, Bernard and his daughther Isabelle and Jean Marie and his son Maxime, run the domaine, yet stay true to Francois's philosophy in both the vineyards and the cellar.
The wines are made in the most natural way possible.
Traditionally the domaine use to vinify its 8ha in smaller oak barriques and pieces, but since 2018 there was a change to large oak barrels.
Chablis 1er cru Butteaux the soil is pure limestone with a touch of blue marl, giving
wines with a steely minerality, and a powerful structure, that will benefit from the oak maturing and extensive bottle ageing.
The grapes are hand harvested, crushed and then pressed. The juice is racked off the lees, and fermented in tanks with wild yeast. Aged in large 400L oak casks from Chassin, for 18 months. Full malolactic
Raveneau Chablis 1er cru Butteaux, 2018, 750ML
- Chablis / Chardonnay / Burghound 93
is backordered and will ship as soon as it is back in stock.