Domaine François Raveneau

Monts Mains Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay

9.3267 ratings
9.3140 pro ratings
Chablis, Burgundy, France
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Conrad Green

Limpid oyster shells and steely fruit. Quite hauntingly delicate on the nose with a lovely saline savory midpalate. Really poised and delicious. Excellent.

Limpid oyster shells and steely fruit. Quite hauntingly delicate on the nose with a lovely saline savory midpalate. Really poised and delicious. Excellent.

Feb 22nd, 2020
Conrad Green

Fresh and light. Lifted oyster shells, salinity, white flowers, hints of lime and limestone on the nose. A beautifully balanced palate. Very precise and transparent. Good structure and delicious cool fruit. Classic Raveneau

Fresh and light. Lifted oyster shells, salinity, white flowers, hints of lime and limestone on the nose. A beautifully balanced palate. Very precise and transparent. Good structure and delicious cool fruit. Classic Raveneau

Feb 15th, 2020
Mike Saviage

Straw gold. Nice color and weight. Fruity nose. Notes of sweet citrus fruit, some vanilla, wet stone, some subtle spice and a touch of honey. Great mouth feel and light acidity. Gave it 7 hours of air. At open it was very primary, not interesting and a simple Chardonnay. After sitting all day it became very interesting. These young Rav bottles need time and/or air to show their stuff.

Straw gold. Nice color and weight. Fruity nose. Notes of sweet citrus fruit, some vanilla, wet stone, some subtle spice and a touch of honey. Great mouth feel and light acidity. Gave it 7 hours of air. At open it was very primary, not interesting and a simple Chardonnay. After sitting all day it became very interesting. These young Rav bottles need time and/or air to show their stuff.

Dec 13th, 2019
Rick Lopus

A sad night: BOTH of these were corked tonight. And alas not a little (like the thing you’d ignore at 12:30am and drink anyway). These were CORKED. Sad: I’ve had the Raveneau since 2008... : (

A sad night: BOTH of these were corked tonight. And alas not a little (like the thing you’d ignore at 12:30am and drink anyway). These were CORKED. Sad: I’ve had the Raveneau since 2008... : (

Nov 24th, 2019
Seth Morgen Long

Broker • Arterberry Maresh / Winemaker • Morgen Long

9.4

Big, dry, chalky, fresh and long.

Big, dry, chalky, fresh and long.

Oct 5th, 2019
Timothy Eustis

Wine Director Stagecoach Tavern

9.1

A bit reserved, but cold. Pretty nose. But a roundness in the back end.

A bit reserved, but cold. Pretty nose. But a roundness in the back end.

Mar 14th, 2019
Seth Morgen Long

Broker • Arterberry Maresh / Winemaker • Morgen Long

9.4

Such a bright, alluring and textural wine. Very concord-y, mineral and dense. Lovely showing again. Aging slow

Such a bright, alluring and textural wine. Very concord-y, mineral and dense. Lovely showing again. Aging slow

Aug 17th, 2018
Yianni Stoner

White fruits, steel, and opulent citrus

White fruits, steel, and opulent citrus

Mar 25th, 2018
Mike Saviage

Light gold. Silky in the glass. Textbook Raveneau nose with notes of light apricot, lime blossom, white clay, honey and brown spice. Round and vibrant in the mouth. Long finish. Still young but the vintage remains approachable at age 13. Two bottles paired well with our Oysters Rockefeller course for a group.

Light gold. Silky in the glass. Textbook Raveneau nose with notes of light apricot, lime blossom, white clay, honey and brown spice. Round and vibrant in the mouth. Long finish. Still young but the vintage remains approachable at age 13. Two bottles paired well with our Oysters Rockefeller course for a group.

Mar 25th, 2018
Doug Kahn

Close to perfect pairing as it gets

Close to perfect pairing as it gets

Sep 24th, 2017