Roland Lavantureux Petit Chablis 2018
Bright yellow robe. Delicate and very fruity nose, reminiscent of white-fleshed and citrus fruits. The palate is soft and surprisingly fresh, containing fruit and a slight sharpness that prolongs the flavor. Can be enjoyed as an aperitif (with or without gougere - a French pastry), oysters or shellfish dishes, or even with fresh goat cheese.
Chardonnay. Domaine Roland Lavantureaux, founded in 1979, is located in Lignerolles (central region of France) and about 50 acres in size. In addition to making stunning Chablis, the Lavantureux family also bottles mouthwatering Petit Chablis, which can easily rival their high-pedigree bottling methods. The region is best known for its Kimmeridgian soil, a highly-prized terroir of limestone and clay infused with tiny, fossilized oysters. The intense chalk and seashell minerality lends deep complexity to whites, making this region an ideal home for Chardonnay grapes.