Wine Domaine Laroche, "Mas la Chevaliere" Blanc, 2007
Wine rich golden color with iridescent reflections.
The wine has an elegant, creamy taste with well balanced acidity and a long finish.
The aroma of wine infused notes of white flowers and ripe pear tones.
Wine combined perfectly with the following dishes: grilled fish, chicken, white truffle risotto.
Chardonnay wine was assembled with a 7-hectare vineyard called Peyre (Peyrol), which in the local dialect means "small stone pebbles." In this vineyard with dense soil grows exclusively Chardonnay. Viognier grapes comes from the vineyard Mas la Chevaliere, not far from Beziers, soil clay and limestone there with a stony surface.
In the process of ripening grapes warm days are replaced by cool nights. This series of temperature is important for soil vineyards - clay and limestone rocks in this sheet allow the berries to reach the ideal maturity and elegant minerality. In the process of creating "Mas la Chevalier", both varieties are vinified separately, to enable them to express their brighter character. For delicate spin using pneumatic press. The fermentation process lasts for three weeks at a temperature of 15 °, then the wine is aged for 14 months in oak barrels (20%) and stainless steel tanks (80%). After the wine is filtered and dispensed at low pressure to maintain the natural character of the wine.
Monsieur Michel Laroche, the fifth generation of the family of winemakers, is one of the few enthusiasts beginning of the 1980s, thanks to the selfless work which revived quality winemaking in South of France. In a family business, Michel Laroche joined in 1967, and in 1995 he founded a modern winery "Mas La Chevaliere", which is located in the beautifully preserved buildings guest house of the XVIII century.
Domain Laroche is located near Beziers, vine "scattered" throughout the appellation of Chablis and in Languedoc. Soil vineyards consist mainly of Kimmeridge that favorably affects the taste characteristics of wines, giving them minerality subtlety and clarity. During the period from the late sixties to the present day Domain Laroche expanded its vineyards from 6 to 100 hectares, of which 30 hectares are classified as Premiers Crus and 6 hectares - as Grand Cru. Part of the vineyard is located on a fairly high altitude - the terraces, both white and red varieties for. Climate areas south, sunny, so the method of regular irrigation to avoid heat stress for plants and protect them from the bitter taste, and fruit - on the stiffness.
Michel Laroche not only a successful winemaker, but also a great entrepreneur. He acquired vineyards and outside France. In 2001 he turned his attention to the territory of the New World and in 2006 bought the estate "La'Avenir" with 55 hectares of vineyards in the heart of South Africa, near Stellenbosch. The acquisition will expand a great range of wines Domain. You can talk about that line of wines produced has four "estates": Domaine Laroche (Chablis), Mas La Chevaliere (Languedoc), Punto Alto (Casablanca Valley, Chile) and La'Avenir (South America). Laroche Wines transfer all the radiance and richness of these magnificent places. Impeccable wine Domain Laroche occupy deserved prizes and medals at prestigious competitions.