Laroche Chablis Villages Les Chanoines 2021
Region: Chablis, Burgundy, France
Bottle size: 75cl
Notes: Vegetarian, vegan
Bright notes of fresh citrus, white flowers and mineral nuances mingle on the nose. The elegant palate is driven by vibrant acidity and expressive flavours of citrus and stone fruit.
The vines are located on the clay-limestone 'Kimmeridgian' soil, which has both excellent acidity and remarkable finesse. Thanks to long ageing on fine lees, the Chanoines offers the typical minerality.
Domaine Laroche is deeply rooted in the history of Chablis, based in the ‘Obédiencerie’, a former monastery in Chablis itself, where wine has been made for over 1,000 years. The quality of the wines is consistently impeccable, with the Chablis hallmark of crystalline purity and racy acidity. Their ownership of vineyards is remarkable and sets them apart from their main competitors. Chablis is a fragmented region, yet Domaine Laroche owns 90 hectares of vines, including 21 hectares of Premier Cru and six hectares of Grand Cru vineyards. In addition to their own vineyards, the domaine has developed long-standing purchasing partnerships with 40 small growers. Both the building and vineyard are still very much alive today: the estate continues to make and mature Premier and Grands Crus in the original cellars. The domaine has been built up over the past 160 years, but a dynamism that is unusual in such a venerable producer permeates everything Laroche does.