Roland Lavantureux - Chablis 1er Cru Vau de Vey 2021


Vau de Vey is located between the villages of Chablis and Beine. It is a very steep slope (aver 50%), that is worked only by hand all along the year. The soil is only limestone. The vines have been planted in 1982, directly in the stone. The roots are in full contact with this limestone. Roland Lavantureux works with 0,95 ha of Chablis Premier Cru Vau de Vey.

The aging is 10 to 12 months and is made 50% in inox tank and 50% in oak barrels (new to 5 years old). The barrel aging bring complexity and higher deepness to the wines. The blend with the part in tank helps to find every year the best balance for each cuvée.

This wine is as intense as the work to farm the parcel. The nose is clear and classic on citrus notes and tasting confirm a very high intensity. Vau de Vey is a singular expression of Chardonnay: high tension, crispness and verticality.

Pairings: See food, fish, veal or poultry.

Importer notes: "The Lavantureux family has been one of the most exciting properties in our portfolio to watch over the past several years. Since the arrival of founder Roland’s two sons, Arnaud and David, we have witnessed the domaine grow consistently, augmenting vineyard holdings while always moving toward more pure and complex expressions of Chablis.

When Kermit first began buying from the Lavantureux with the 1978 vintage, Roland produced only Petit Chablis and Chablis. Over the decades and especially in the last few years, the domaine has begun to work more prestigious parcels, such as the premier cru Vau de Vey vineyard. This climat has been turning heads recently, not least thanks to the Lavantureux brothers’ efforts. An extremely steep slope littered with limestone, the wine it produces is defined by its saline minerality. David describes it as “direct and pure, full of energy”—a perfectly steely Chablis for oysters-on-the-half-shell, certain to remain tightly coiled for many years to come. Now as much as later on, you will be rewarded by its complexity and food-friendly structure."


"Pure mid yellow. Soft fruit on the nose. Lean with lemons and lime but enough volume of fruit with a salivatory fresh acidity behind, and very good length. Drink from 2025-2029." - 93 points, Jasper Morris


Producer: Roland Lavantureux

Country: France

Region: Burgundy

Varietal: Chardonnay

Appellation: Chablis 1er Cru

Vintage: 2021

Size: 750ml