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Lavantureux Vauprin Chablis 2015, 2017


Synopsis, Our Opinion: 1st Tasting GREAT Chardonnay at a good price. 2nd Tasting A GREAT white Burgundy.


Producer/Winery: Arnaud and David Lavantureux; Domaine Roland Lavantureux; Lignorelles, France.

Grape Variety: Chardonnay.

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Chablis; Burgundy, France.

Vintage: 2015

Price: $31.50, $34,20 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: 1st Tasting Chicken and pasta with a white cream sauce and a Greek salad.
2nd Tasting Chicken Cordon Bleu, blooming potatoes and corn-on-the-cob.

Tasting:

    (2015 Tasting) Chilled before drinking. Clear, very light wheat straw color. tropical fruit, ripe melon, lemon, Golden Delicious apple and limestone aromas. Smooth, mellow, solid medium body and a 200-grit texture. Very flavorful with lots of lemon, ripe apple and melon all wrapped up with a limestone mineral taste that had hints of vanilla. Bright acidity and a long lemon/mineral tasting finish. WOW what an easy drinking Chardonnay, it was VERY flavorful, fresh & zesty with a dramatic lemony mineral finish. It’s also unusual because you can smell the limestone, taste the mineral flavor and feel the dusty chalkiness in the mouthfeel. Outstanding paired with both the cream sauce and the Greek salad, but sipping alone after the meal it really shined as all the different flavors and tastes became noticeable. Great Chardonnay at a good price. (December 26, 2018)

    (2017 Tasting) The second tasting was similar to the 2015 but, the color was more lemon yellow, there was more texture in the mouthfeel and the predominately apple flavor changed to pear. The mineral, although still present was much less dominant in the 2017 and in the end we called it simply “a GREAT white Burgundy”. (January 17, 2021)

David and Arnaud Lavantureux in their Chablis vineyard
Photo from Kermit Lynch.

Comments: Learn more about Domaine Roland Lavantureux and their wines.

Alcohol Content: 12%, 12.5%

Closure: Wax sealed 50mm Natural cork.

UPC Code: 7 61503 33644 6; 7 61503 33644 6.

Imported by: Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant; Berkeley, California.