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2018 Domaine Roland Lavantureux Vau de Vey Chablis Premier Cru

Chablis, FRANCE
$91. 99 Bottle
$1103.88 Dozen
ABV: 12.5%
Closure: Cork

Roland Lavantureux founded his namesake Domaine in 1978 following completion of wine school in Beaune. Since then he has built a reputation for crafting some of the most consistent and reliable examples of Chablis from vineyards planted on the prized Kimmeridgian soils around the village of Lignorelles. The Domaine is now under the care of Roland's two sons Arnaud and David who have increased the family holdings to twenty-one hectares, adding single-vineyard cuvées while constantly striving for more complexity and layered texture in the mineral-driven wines they produce. Ferments are temperature controlled in stainless steel and all but the Petit-Chablis spends some time in 2 to 5 year old barriques. Whilst the Vaudesir is a mighty Grand Cru, the signature wine of the Domaine is the lieu-dit 'Vauprin' which is one of the highest vineyards in Chablis and gives remarkable mineral influence to the wine.

Other Reviews....
The 2018 Chablis Vau de Vey was cropped at 58hl/ha and matured in 50% barrels and 50% stainless steel for 12 months. It has a clean, pure bouquet of yellow plum, orange pith and light crushed stone notes. The palate conveys energy right from the start, revealing hints of blood orange and quince, racy acidity and an elegant, very persistent finish that lingers in the mouth. Superb. Drink 2021 - 2035.
94 points
Neal Martin - Vinous

Pale lemon. Some reduction on the nose. Tight and lean, with lemon and lime character, some marine notes too, all in its slim packaging, with lemon popsicles to finish. Rereading this the note seems a little bizarre but I suspect this will be a pretty good wine.
90-92 points
Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy

A lovely, slightly reductive note of smoke swathes green pear notes on the nose of this wine. The palate adds lemony juiciness to sonorous notes of smoky oak that surround lively Mirabelle fruit. On the finish, bright lemon adds poise, elegance and length.
92 points
Anne Krebiehl MW - Wine Enthusiast