Working with eight hectares in and around Ay, Dauby produce a strict, pinot noir driven selection of wines that show, at some points, a slightly heavy use of oak. I have often been lured in by the sweet pinot fruit of their wines especially from Mutigny and Mareuil sur Ay. They have a very seductive palate and are always well balanced. They work using large oak barrels to mature their wines in reserve and this is very noticeable as you step from the Reserve 1er Cru up to the Blanc de Noir with it’s sweet vanilla notes and lovely hint of salinity. The Millesime undergoes fermentation in steel tank and sees no oak and gives you lots of grapefruit and forest fruit notes from it’s Ay and Mutigny make up. Their prestige wine, Guy Dauby, is a powerhouse of a wine. Warm vanilla notes, layered with lemon zest and grapefruit. A touch too much oak, some might say, but enjoyable all the same!

Village: Ay

Region: La Vallee De La Marne

Type: RM

Contact: Francine et Flore Dauby

Cuvée De Prestige: Cuvee Guy Dauby

Parent Group:

Year Founded:

Hectares: 8

Bottles produced:

Style: Sweet, powerful oak (not their millesime), strict.

Terroir: Ay, Mareuil sur Ay, Mutigny, Venteuil, Barbonne-Fayel, Avenay

Vinification: Most cuvees undergo some level of oak maturation in large oak barrels otherwise stainless steel tanks used. Traditional press.



22, rue Jeanson, 51160 AY


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Recent Tasting Notes from Dauby

Dauby Rose

Tasted:February 5, 2015

Score: 74

Light floral. Orange tinged salmon pink. Good fruit on mid but lacking depth.

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Base Vintage: 2009/2008/2007

Dauby Vintage 2008

Tasted:February 5, 2015

Score: 83-85

Warm vanilla notes. Hugely powerful oak notes. Lingering lemon zest and grapefruit. Really hits the mid-late. The oak hugely …

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Dauby Millesime Brut 2008

Tasted:February 5, 2015

Score: 80-83

Powerful acidity. Great length to the palate.Keeping freshness. Lovely grapefruit and forest fruit notes.

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Dauby Blanc de Noir

Tasted:February 5, 2015

Score: 78-82

Powerful nose. Sweet vanilla palate. Starfruit. Creamy mousse with an opulent clementine mid palate. The acidity drops a litt …

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Base Vintage: 2010/20099/2008/2007

Dauby Reserve Premier Cru

Tasted:February 5, 2015

Score: 75

Crisp, saline. Sweet pinot with a very dry fruit note. For drinking up front. Very strict palate. Minerality held very tightl …

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