With each passing vintage, brothers Arnaud and David Lavantureux further cement their family domaine among the appellation’s most exciting and reliable names. Already a dependable source of grower Chablis when parents Roland and Brigitte began shipping to our shores in the mid-1980s, the estate now enjoys the direction of their two driven, talented sons. In addition to expanding the family’s portfolio to encompass new premier and grand cru sites, the youngsters have enacted changes to vineyard and cellar management resulting in the most pure, precise, expressive wines the domaine has ever released. While collectors and sommeliers chase after highly allocated Chablis from the appellation’s most illustrious names, the Lavantureux brothers quietly toil away in their stony vineyards, producing wines that rival the best at a fraction of the price. This trio of new arrivals from the superb 2017 vintage epitomizes everything we look for in fine Chablis: delicate, citrusy aromatics, deep layers of texture and flavor, loads of Kimmeridgian minerality, and scintillating refreshment with every sip.
The lightest, crispest wine of the three. Aged only in stainless steel to preserve lemon, lime, and seashell aromas. An oyster wine par excellence, it also will bring your taste buds to attention before a meal.
A level up in intensity and concentration relative to the Petit Chablis. Part of the wine is aged in used oak, bringing additional depth and nuance. Mineral notes feature prominently on the zingy, mouthwatering finish.
A new wine in the Lavantureux stable, the premier cru Beauroy is a round, ample expression of Chablis from a south-facing parcel. Silky and suave on the palate, it finishes with a gentle whisper of salinity. Drink it over the next eight years.
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