2016 Vouvray “Le Portail”Champalou
France | Loire
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The Lavantureux family’s new grands crus in Chablis are some of the most important and exciting additions to our portfolio over the past few years. Thanks to them, we now import every grand cru in Chablis except for Grenouilles! This Bougros shows itself to be immediately accessible, with the type of ripe, unctuous nose I love with grand cru Chablis. Any thoughts that it may be soft are quickly dispelled, however, as an intense spine of trademark Chablisian limestone cuts across the palate. While this bottle is a great candidate for your cellar, don’t feel guilty about popping the cork right away if the mood strikes.
|Producer:||Domaine Roland Lavantureux|
|Vineyard:||30 years average, 14.5 ha|
|Soil:||Clay, Limestone (Kimmeridgian)|
|Aging:||Fermented and aged in stainless steel|
For the wines that I buy I insist that the winemaker leave them whole, intact. I go into the cellars now and select specific barrels or cuvées, and I request that they be bottled without stripping them with filters or other devices. This means that many of our wines will arrive with a smudge of sediment and will throw a more important deposit as time goes by, It also means the wine will taste better.
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