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Lavantureux Vauprin Chablis 2015


Synopsis, Our Opinion: GREAT Chardonnay at a good price.

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 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

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

Paired With: Chicken and pasta with a white cream sauce and a Greek salad.

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.

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%

Closure: Natural cork.

UPC Code: 7 61503 33644 6

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