Wine Geek Recommended
Meet the CoolVines Wine Geek! He’ll guide you toward – or away from! – wines that have a unique flavor profile: intentionally oxidized wines, earthy, stinky wines, wines with a bit of fritz on the tongue. Look for him throughout our web site, and on the shelves in our stores, to point the way toward these geeky wines.
Floral, stony Chardonnay from Chablis master Roland Lavantureux. Since the estate's founding in 1978, Roland has kept production minimal, using only the fruit he deems ready.
Roughly 60 kilometers to the north of Burgundy's Cote d'Or lies the region of Chablis, one of France's northernmost wine regions. The soil type is the famed Kimmerigian clay, which lends an instantly identifiable "steely" aroma to the wines. Most of the vineyards are planted to Chardonnay, which is the only grape allowed to use the moniker.