The Lavantureux estate is located in the north of the Chablis commune and has been passed down from father to son over many generations. Today, David and Arnaud Lavantureux perpetuate the family history with Lavantureux Frères. The brothers follow a principal of “Viticulture Intégrée” in the vineyards: no weeding and pesticides, preferring either ground cover or plowing. The estate works around 20 hectares of vineyards.
Masses of camomile and chalk and rich lemon and green apple fruit meets one's nose. This smells like utterly classically-built Chablis. There's the merest hint of spiced breadth on entry, but this quickly turns really firm and upright. There's superb tension within: a heart of proper Chablis-ness. This is a busy wine of spicy density through to lemon leavings: a pithy, concentrated finish. Bowes Wine original note
"...the green-apple and chalk character of classic Chablis. Good persistence and tension on the palate, and it's very attractive to drink now." Julia Harding MW
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