October 2017—Our 45th Anniversary!
Bougros is on the northern end of the grands crus of Chablis, sitting below Les Preuses. In historical times, its proximity to the Serein River meant that it was at risk of frost more than any other grand cru. One fortunate consequence of modern times in Chablis has been less danger of frost (we’ll forget the terrible frost of 2016, hoping it was an anomaly). The Lavantureux brothers’ interpretation is full-bodied, buttery, complex, and extremely seductive—most important, it is appropriately grand. –Dixon Brooke
|Producer:||Domaine Roland Lavantureux|
|Vineyard:||30 years average, 14.5 ha|
|Soil:||Clay, Limestone (Kimmeridgian)|
|Aging:||Fermented and aged in stainless steel|
With a sharp eye, natural instinct, and solid, Burgundian pragmatism, Roland Lavantureux is making no-nonsense Chablis that has come to be one of the most reliable of the old reliables here at Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant. Upon his completion of wine school in Beaune, Roland founded the domaine in 1978. Today, he is joined by his two sons, Arnaud works in the vineyards and cellar, while David takes the lead in marketing and sales. In addition to making a stunning Chablis, the Lavantureux family also bottles a Petit Chablis, two premier crus>, and three
Let the brett nerds retire into protective bubbles, and whenever they thirst for wine it can be passed in to them through a sterile filter. Those of us on the outside can continue to enjoy complex, natural, living wines.
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