Roland Lavantureux, Chablis Grand Cru Bougros 2016Regular price $90.00 Save $-90.00
In the portfolio of Kermit Lynch, there are the old reliables; Domaine Roland Lavantureux is the most reliable of the old reliables. Roland is notorious for his no-nonsense personality. One of the best examples of this is in a quote to Kermit himself: “I don’t know why the INAO named some vines ‘Chablis’ and others ‘Petit.’ When I stand in the middle of my vineyard, the row to my left is Chablis, to the right it is Petit Chablis, but you can’t see any difference.” With this mentality, his ability to remain consistent in quality to both Chablis and Petit Chablis is unparalleled. Today, Roland’s two sons have taken over the domaine; Arnaud has taken the task of vines and cellar while David takes the lead in marketing and sales.
Bougros is one of the seven Grand Cru sites in Chablis, a single plot coming from the best hillsides in all of Chablis. The vines here are thirty years in age and have the best sun exposure. While the entry level bottles of Lavantureux see more stainless steel, this juice only sees oak. It is fermented in French oak barrels, then aged in barrels for twelve months, 25% of which is new. This is a wine of concentration with incredible aging potential.