Lavantureux Grand Cru Bougros (750ml)
Roland Lavantureux farms 19 hectares of Chardonnay vines in Lignorelles, about four miles northwest of Chablis. The Domaine was founded in 1978 and now his two sons work alongside him. The region is best-known for the Kimmeridgian soils, a highly-prized terroir of limestone and clay infused with tiny, fossilized oysters. The intense chalk and sea-shell minerality lends deep complexity to whites, making this region an ideal home for the Chardonnay grape.
Ripe and unctuous fruit on the nose and palate balanced by an intense spine that is the trademark Chablisian limestone that cuts across the palate. A great bottle for the cellar, but is approachable now, so don’t feel guilty about popping the cork and treating yourself today.
Bougros is a very expressive Grand Cru thanks to the parcel’s sunny aspect. Ripe stone fruit aromas and flavours, intense and concentrated palate with excellent structure and freshness.