Domaine Laroche Chablis Premier Cru 2014


Domaine Laroche Chablis Premier Cru 2014

Winery Tasting Notes: The juice has remarkable balance: nice acidity, not too much malic acid and medium alcohol.   Lime zest and minerals from the sea add to the bright forward fruit  flavors of green pear with a hint of honey.This is a typical Vaillons, but one that is holding itself back for now, so afford this a couple of years in the cellar to get the most from it.

Blend: 100% Chardonnay
Alcohol Level: 12.5%
Cases Produced: 1000
Winemaker Name: Gregory Viennois
Maturity: Drink Now – 2023
Pairings: All things seafood, buttered pasta with herbs and lemon

Fun Facts: “Vaillons” refers to the smaller valleys or climats that the larger climat of Les Vaillons can be divided into: Roncières, Beugnons, Les Lys, Les Epinottes, Châtains, Sécher and Mélinots.  The limestone marl and Kimmeridgian soil is deep, and the vines are deeply rooted in this stony environment. Formed during the Kimmeridgian geological period (Late Jurassic, 150 to 155 million years ago), the soil contains a mixture of limestone and clay with a multitude of tiny fossilized oyster shells. This unique soil structure gives a finesse to Chablis that is precise, elegant and exceptional.

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