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2015 Domaine Francois Raveneau Chablis Valmur

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ITEM 8238740 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
adteh 1 $575 $575
3 $575
Item Sold Amount Date
I8258947 2 $575 Jun 5, 2022
I8238740 1 $575 May 29, 2022
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RATINGS

94-95Stephen Tanzer

... Deeper and richer on the nose than the Blanchots, offering aromas of lemon and lime zest, spices and mint. Thick in the way of the vintage but with terrific energy and definition to the flavors of citrus fruits, herbs and spearmint. More structured and powerful... Utterly fine-grained wine with outstanding density, lift and rising length...

93Burghound.com

The fresh and expressive nose offers up notes of strong mineral reduction, green fruit, lemon-lime, tidal pool and oyster shell hints. The full-bodied, rich and muscular big-bodied flavors are succulent and wonderfully textured while delivering outstanding length on the stony, focused and explosive finish...powerful and serious wine.

PRODUCER

Domaine Francois Raveneau

Located in Chablis, in northern Burgundy, Domaine Francois Raveneau is owned and operated by the brothers Jean-Marie and Bernard Raveneau. At 23 acres the estate is small even by local standards, though Clive Coates, for one, considers it “Chablis’ best domaine.” Harvesting is done entirely by hand and the brothers use no new oak. Raveneau’s corks are sealed with wax, which is also unusual for the region. The Premier Cru and Grand Cru Chablis produced by Raveneau are noted for their depth and dimension, and Robert M. Parker Jr. has complimented them for their great capacity to age and mature.The domaine was started in 1948 when Francois Raveneau bought vineyards to add to those already owned by his wife, who was part of the Dauvissat family. Francois began bottling his wine, an unusual practice during the 1950s and 1960s, and by the 1980s the domaine’s wines were being imported to the U.S. by California importer Kermit Lynch. Francois’ son Jean-Marie started working on the estate in 1978. Raveneau owns Grand Cru parcels in Blanchot, Bougros, Les Clos and Valmur. Coates notes that “What is impressive about the Raveneau Chablis is that (the wines) are invariably very expressive of both their terroirs and their vintages.”

REGION

France, Burgundy, Chablis, Valmur

Valmur is a 29.4-acre Grand Cru vineyard in Chablis. It is between Les Clos and Les Grenouilles at the bottom of a slope. Major landowners are Robin, with 6.63 acres; Bessin, with 5.20 acres; and Fevre, with 2.75 acres. Like all the Chablis vineyards, it is planted exclusively to Chardonnay.

TYPE

White Wine, Chardonnay, Chablis Grand Cru

This white variety originated in Burgundy, but is now grown around the world. Its flexibility to thrive in many regions translates to wide flavor profile in the market. Chardonnay is commonly used in making Champagne and sparkling wines.

VINTAGE

2015 Domaine Francois Raveneau Chablis Valmur

This producer now sells its wines under the name Domaine Francois Raveneau.