2012 Domaine Laroche Chablis les Vaudevey Premier Cru


2012 Domaine Laroche Chablis les Vaudevey Premier Cru

$43 (retail) Wine Club pricing reflected in receipt

I get really stressed trying to write about and understand French wines, so here goes:  This wine, a white burgundy made from 100% chardonnay grapes, is produced near the village of Chablis by a family that has owned the property since 1850.  Of the roughly 247 acres dedicated to producing chardonnay, this wine is a “premier cru” grown on 73 acres of the estate.  In terms of quality, it is a premium wine ranking just below “grands cru”.

This wine is distributed by Wilson Daniels, and it has one of the most impressive, content-rich web sites I have ever encountered.  Click here (http://www.wilsondaniels.com/our-portfolio/domaine-laroche/wines/chablis-premier-cru-les-vaudevey/2012/) if you’d like to learn more about this wine.  Select “Winery Resources” in the box on the right to learn more about Domaine Laroche.  I wish U.S. wineries provided this depth of information!

Winery Tasting Notes:  “Appearance:  Clear, bright limpid yellow.  Aroma:  Lots of mineral hints over a layer of lemon peel.  Taste:  Nervy, racy, lively.”  (I wasn’t familiar with the term “limpid,” so I looked it up.  The definition is clear, lucid, crystalline and translucent.  Guess that makes sense.)

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