Wine Domaine Laroche, Chablis Grand Cru "Les Clos", 2013
Wine bright yellow-green color.
Intense and complex, well-structured taste of wine shows excellent concentration of fruit, notes of apple blossoms, honey nuances. The finish is persistent and very long.
Complex, fresh aroma of the wine is filled with tones of lemon, flowers, with a hint of anise.
This noble wine harmonizes perfectly with oysters and mussels, lobster, crayfish, foie gras and white meat dishes. It is recommended to cool and decant before serving.
Chardonnay grapes for the Chablis Grand Cru "Les Clos" is grown on the same vineyard "Les Clos", located in front of the village of Chablis and having a southern exposure. Soil area, occupying only 1.12 acres, built of limestone and Kimmeridge. Thanks to this composition terroir, wine turns elegant, fragrant, with strong hints of mineral. Crop is harvested by hand in the third week of September. Berries are pressed, and then the wort is passed into the cold maceration for 12 hours at a temperature of 12-15 ° C and subjected to three-week fermentation at 20 ° C in part (30%) in French oak barrels and in stainless steel tanks. After malolactic fermentation the wine is aged on the lees for 9 months in the 3-4 year old French oak barrels (35%) and steel tanks. Minimal performed before bottling filtration, filling is carried out at low pressure to retain the character of the wine. Storage capacity of wine in the bottle up to 25 years.
Winery Domaine Laroche - a family business, which is considered one of the best wine producers in France. The company produces wines of Chablis from the middle of the XIX century. In 1967, at the head of the company stood Michel Laroche, the fifth generation of the family of winemakers, which is one of the few enthusiasts second half of XX century, thanks to the selfless work which revived quality winemaking in South of France. Thanks to Michel began the true flowering of the House Laroche, vineyard area increased from 6 to 100 hectares, of which 30 hectares are classified as Premiers Crus and 6 hectares - as Grand Cru. The company is headquartered in the medieval monastery Obediencerie, in the heart of Chablis. Here are the cellars and the economy. Michel Laroche has a policy of natural wine production, but it is a true pioneer of winemaking. One of the innovations of the winery is to use a screw instead of a traditional cork. Bold but well-calculated innovation Laroche put the company at the forefront of French wine. Chablis wine company "Laroche" highly valued by experts and connoisseurs. They are included in the prestigious wine lists of restaurants, they can be found in the best hotels in the world and at the reception for high-ranking persons.