October 2017—Our 45th Anniversary!
The Lavantureux family has been one of the most exciting properties in our portfolio to watch over the past several years. Since the arrival of founder Roland’s two sons, Arnaud and David, we have witnessed the Domaine grow consistently, augmenting vineyard holdings while always moving toward more pure and complex expressions of Chablis.
When Kermit first began buying from the Lavantureux with the 1978 vintage, Roland produced only Petit Chablis and Chablis. His Petit Chablis in particular became an instant staple for the value-driven refreshment it provided, and continues to provide—crisp, terroir-infused Chardonnay built for everyday enjoyment does not get much more satisfying than this. Over the decades and especially in the last few years, the Domaine has begun to work more prestigious parcels, including a plot within the grand cru Vaudésir. Vinified by the young and talented Arnaud, this cuvée shows the racy, mineral side Chablis is renowned for, with textured layers of flavor and the potential to develop in bottle over many years.
With this two-bottle pack, get to the know the Lavantureux family through their most petit and grand cuvées. From the wine that first caught Kermit’s nose and made their reputation to their exciting recent projects, you’ll see why these Chablis masters are turning heads and whetting palates worldwide. —Anthony Lynch
Lavantureux Chablis – Petit and Grand 2-Bottle Pack:
2014 Chablis Grand Cru Vaudésir $78.00
2015 Petit Chablis $22.00
Special Sampler Price
(a 10% discount)
|Soil:||Clay, Limestone (Portlandian & Kimmerigian)|
|Aging:||Fermented and aged in stainless steel|
Comtesse de Chérisey France | Burgundy | Puligny-Montrachet
When buying red Burgundy, I think we should remember:
1. Big wines do not age better than light wine.
2. A so-called great vintage at the outset does not guarantee a great vintage for the duration.
3. A so-called off vintage at the outset does not mean the wines do not have a brilliant future ahead of them.
4. Red Burgundy should not taste like Guigal Côte-Rôtie, even if most wine writers wish it would.
5. Don’t follow leaders; watch yer parking meters.
Inspiring Thirst, page 174