Roland Lavantureux Chablis Grand Cru Vaudesir (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.
Displaying a brilliant, pale colour, this wine has an exquisite bouquet that denotes power. To taste, there’s a little bit of spice from ripe fruit and notes of dense stone fruit notes. This wine is intense with well integrated acidity and oak.
The Chablis Grand Cru Vaudesir is mostly fermented in barrels, with a small part in stainless steel. 85% of the wine is aged in barrels that are 3-5 years old and 15% of the wine is aged in new oak.