Chablis Fourchaumes Vieilles Vignes 2013 - Domaine Laroche

DLR-CHABLISFOURCHAUMES-2013

New product

The Chablis Fourchaumes Vieilles Vignes di Domaine Laroche is the "King" of the Premier Cru. The most prestigious of all. Golden yellow color. Elegant, wide and generous to the nose. Fruity and buttery with a pleasant mineral note. It's hot in the mouth, with hints of honey. Great structure and a long finish. It can age and express the best of itself up to 15 years.

 

Chablis_Fourchaumes_ Vieilles_Vignes_eti

More details

By buying this product you can collect up to 4 loyalty points. Your cart will total 4 points that can be converted into a voucher of 0,80 €.


Data sheet

CountryFrance
RegionBourgogne Yonne - Chablis
TypeWhite Wine
Grapechardonnay
DesignationChablis AOP
Alcohol Content13% vol.
FormatsBottle of 750 ml.
TastingColor: golden yellow. Bouquet: elegant, wide and generous to the nose. Fruity and buttery with a pleasant mineral note. Taste: it is warm, with hints of honey. Great structure and a long finish.
Food matchesAperitif, Mixed cold cuts, Fish plates, Seafood & Shellfish, Raw Fish, Young Cheese, Aged Cheese
Service temperature8° - 10° C.
Suggested glassCalyx thin long-stemmed
AwardsMundus Vini Gold Medal
ScoresWine Enthusiast 94/100
Vintage2013

More info

Domaine_Laroche_logo300.jpg

THE WINE

The Chablis Fourchaumes Vieilles Vignes di Domaine Laroche is the "King" of the Premier Cru. The most prestigious of all. Golden yellow color. Elegant, wide and generous to the nose. Fruity and buttery with a pleasant mineral note. It's hot in the mouth, with hints of honey. Great structure and a long finish. It can age and express the best of itself up to 15 years.

THE COMPANY

Domaine Laroche is one of the most prominent wine producers in Chablis, in northern Burgundy. As well as its fine, mineral-laden wines made from the Chardonnay grape variety, the company has interests in regions as far-reaching as the Languedoc, Chile and South Africa.

The domaine was founded in Chablis in 1850 by vineyard worker Jean Victor Laroche. After five generations in the family, Domaine Laroche has come to be one of the largest producers in Chablis. It owns 6 hectares (15 acres) of grand cru vineyards with plots in Les Blanchots, Les Bougros and Les Clos, as well as a further 30ha (73 acres) of premier cru vineyards. Despite these holdings, 70 percent of Laroche's production is actually devoted to village-level Chablis, including its flagship wine Saint Martin. There is also a single Petit Chablis in the Laroche portfolio. In 2014, Domaine Laroche launched a single-vineyard Chablis at the village level from Vieille Voye. This is an uncommon practice as the vast majority of village Burgundy is blended from multiple sites.

Michel Laroche has recently led an expansion of the family name into new regions. An estate in the Languedoc named Mas La Chevalièr offers regional varieties not found in Burgundy, including Syrah, Grenache, Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier. In 2002, Laroche ventured into Chile with the property Viña Punto Alto which produces under the Viña Laroche label. Fruit comes from the Casablanca, Maipoand Colchagua valleys and includes Carménère, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. In the same year, Laroche also purchased the L'Avener winery in South Africa.

In the early 2000s, Domaine Laroche became the first Burgundy estate to adopt screw caps for its entire range, including all of the grand and premier cru wines. In 2009, the company merged with Languedoc negociant Jeanjean to become Advini. Along with Domaine Laroche and its new world ventures, Advini owns wineries all over the south of France, as well as in Bordeaux and the southern Rhone Valley.

Reviews

Write a review

Chablis Fourchaumes Vieilles Vignes 2013 - Domaine Laroche

Chablis Fourchaumes Vieilles Vignes 2013 - Domaine Laroche

The Chablis Fourchaumes Vieilles Vignes di Domaine Laroche is the "King" of the Premier Cru. The most prestigious of all. Golden yellow color. Elegant, wide and generous to the nose. Fruity and buttery with a pleasant mineral note. It's hot in the mouth, with hints of honey. Great structure and a long finish. It can age and express the best of itself up to 15 years.

 

Chablis_Fourchaumes_ Vieilles_Vignes_eti