Domaine Laroche

Bourgogne, France

Chablis Grand Cru Les Bouguerots — 2021

download facts sheet Download tasting notes where to buy
  • Introduction

    • The Westernmost Grand Cru of Chablis. It always offers real power and fruity charm. Produced in limited quantity

  • Vineyard Profile

    • In the heart of the Grands Crus, Domaine Laroche has 31 hectares of “Bouguerots” in the 15.85 hectares of the total surface. The vineyard benefits from an excellent south-facing exposure near the river Serein on a slope rich in calcareous stones.

    • Soil: Kimmeridgian limestone
  • Vintage Report

    • The 2021 vintage could almost be described as late as we have been used to earlier and earlier harvests in recent years. The manual harvest started on September 21st in the parcels of Vieille Voye / Vaillons / Butteaux and Blanchots. Following episodes of rain, the sanitary pressure was present but controlled by our technical teams. In the end, the juices presented promising balanced profiles which were confirmed during the maturation. The tastings conducted in the cellars showed the finesse and the good acidity present in the wines.

  • Vinification

    • Hand-harvested. Whole bunches are collected in a pneumatic press, then 12-14 hours settling, depending on the results of tastings, at 12°-15°C in specially designed wide tanks – these accelerate the natural settling process which permits lower the quantity of SO2 added. Aging on fine lees in French oak barrels and some acacia barrels (228L, 400L, and 600L) in historical cellars at Obédiencerie for 9 months on average, then after the final blend the wine continues aging in stainless steel tank. Alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in the same cask.

  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Chardonnay
    • Alcohol: 13%
  • Tasting Notes

    • “Ooh – that’s a super nose – impact, agrume aromas – almost some orange fruit flesh in this wine. Extra mouth-filling – juicy, love the shape of this – a tiny young, austerity, finishing with fine citrus bitters. Simply excellent grand cru.” -Bill Nanson



  • Chablis Grand Cru Les Bouguerots — 2021 – Wine Spectator -93 Points

    "This white is both refreshing and slightly creamy, with an underpinning of stony minerality informing the floral, yellow plum, apple and spice flavors. Balanced, with fine intensity and length."