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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