Made by a vigneron, which means a guy named Lavantureux actually grew the grapes and made the wine himself. It also means, at least in theory, that it received a lot of TLC. Not cheap, but an excellent value among French Chardonnay. It offers nothing but the purest of fruit: pineapple, mango, apple and then a smooth slide toward a sleek finish. Seek the vintage if possible. Yet another winner courtesy of veteran importer Kermit Lynch.
Spanish and South American Editor
Reviews wines from Argentina, Chile and Spain.
Michael Schachner is a New York-based journalist specializing in wine, food and travel. His articles appear regularly in Wine Enthusiast,
where he is a longstanding contributing editor responsible for South America and Spain. Schachner reviews more than 2,000 wines annually for WE
and regularly travels to Chile, Argentina and Spain to keep abreast of the constantly changing global wine map.