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2018 Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume, Lavantureux Frères

2018 Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume, Lavantureux Frères

Ref: LAVA181
White  |  Still  |  13% ABV

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. 

Case of 6 Bottles
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duty paid price: £196.07
Single Bottle
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duty paid price: £32.68
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Wine Details
Wine Details
ProducerProducer: Lavantureux Frères
AppellationAppellation: Chablis
Old or New WorldOld/New World: Old World
CountryCountry: France
RegionRegion: Burgundy
ColourColour: White
StyleStyle: Still
ABV% ABV: 13%
Drink DatesDrink Dates: 2022-2028
MaturityMaturity: Not Yet Ready
SweetnessSweetness: 1
Grape VarietyGrape Variety: Chardonnay
Tasting Notes
Tasting Notes

N.B. Fourchaume is situated between the forest and the river and tends to be a cooler terroir. There's a touch more breadth on the nose here over the village Chablis. It smells richly of green orange fruit nuanced by scents of mint, even wintergreen. The palate has a superb density and there's a core of really spicy tension. This has something slightly laid-back about it, yet it's a highly confident wine with a spiced exit and long, lemon through-put.   Bowes Wine original note

"Long, powerful core fruit...with lots of ageability." Richard Hemming MW

Sweetness Explained
Sweetness Explained


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Location Explained
Location Explained


AVAILABLE: Currently lying in our storage at London City Bond Dinton Woods 
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Pricing Information
Pricing Information


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