Roland Lavantureux Chablis Vielles Vignes (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.
The Chablis Vielles Vignes is crafted from 60 year old vines growing on clay, limestone (Kimmeridgian) on a tiny 0.9 ha plot. The wine is fermented in stainless steel 60% is aged in 3 to 5 year old barrels and 40% in stainless steel.