The Domaine Lavantureux is the family's estate in Chablis. Today, brothers David and Arnaud perpetuate the family tradition of wine-making. The parcels are located in different communes in Chablis with different soils.
If you like unoaked Chardonnay, this is one for you; it is classic Chablis categorised as a crisp, light white wine but with more of a medium body. It is quite minerally but starting to develop the Chablis-esque butteriness that will make it richer as it develops in bottle. The aromas seem quite delicate at first and you may need to swirl your glass to open up the citrus fruits and floral notes.
On the palate there is evidence of citrus fruits, lemon oil, apples plus minerality and floral notes of orange-blossom and honeysuckle - but a good slurp and swill around the mouth will make the flavours jump out a little more. There is a refreshing acidity combined with a smooth texture and a really, really long, lemony finish. Lovely!
Delicious on its own or with food, this wine is very drinkable now and will develop further richness over the next 2 - 3 years.