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Dom.Laroche Chablis 1Er Cru Fourchaumes 75Cl

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Pack Size: 75cl

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Tasting Notes:

Yellow gold in colour. An ample and generous nose with fruity, and buttery notes. On the palate hints of honey and warm, with a superb structure and satisfying aftertaste.

Region of OriginBurgundy
Wine ColourWhite
Alcohol Units9.38
ABV12.5% vol.
Current Vintage2008
ProducerDomaine Laroche
Type of ClosureScrewcap
Wine MakerDenis de la Bourdonnaye
Pack Quantity75
Pack Measurecl
CountryFrance
Alcohol TypeWine

Grape Variety:

Chardonnay

Vinification Details:

Pressing: Whole bunches in a pneumatic press, then 12 hours settling at 12 to 15°C in specially designed wide tanks – these accelerate the natural settling process, hence reducing the need for sulphur dioxide. Yeast: Selected. Fermentation: 21 days at 18°C. 15% in French oak barrel and 85% in stainless steel. Malolactic fermentation: 100 %. Maturation: 9 months. 85% in stainless steel vats, 15% in French oak barrels on average 3 to 4 years old. Left on lees; stirred as required. Fining: Bentonite. Bottling: Minimum filtration to preserve the maximum natural character of the wine, then bottling under low pressure on a bottling line designed to protect quality.

History:

Domaine Laroche epitomises Chablis, with impeccable quality and a remarkable 100 hectares of vineyards, including 30 ha of Premier and 6 ha of Grand Crus. Founded in 1850, there is still a dynamism which permeates everything they do. Michel Laroche merged with another family-owned producer, Jeanjean, in 2009 and he remains actively involved in the business, along with his wife Gwenael. As part of their aim to retain purity and minerality in the finished wine, Laroche was the first Burgundian producer to move to screwcaps in 2002.

Regional Information:

Vineyard region: 98.82 hectares in total; Domaine Laroche owns 7.65 ha. This foothill, exposed South-West, is protected from northern wind. With the amassing of heat, ripening starts earlier and lasts longer, thus maturity is complete. This vineyard is planted with very old vines which has its own personality, the Heritage of Chablis.

Storage Type:

Ambient

Storage Instructions:

This wine can be drunk now but will further improve if carefully stored for up to 8 years

Country of Origin:

France

Lower Age Limit:

Statutory Years : 18

Net Contents:

75 Centilitres

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