Domaine Laroche

Bourgogne, France

Chablis Premier Cru Les Vaudevey — 2021

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  • Introduction

    • The Premier Cru of the wine lovers. Very pure, it bears witness to its fresh and rocky terroir. Its chiseled style offers a palette of lively and mineral aromas.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Les Vaudevey is located in a cool and narrow valley. Sun appears in the early morning and lasts until mid-afternoon. The ripening of
      grapes is slow, which helps aromas to concentrate and acidity to be kept. One single plot of almost 10ha. There are more or less 5 producers of this climate in total.

  • 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

    • Sorting at the entrance of the cellar. Fermentation in French oak barrels (228L, 400L, 600L) in historical cellars of the IXth century at Obédiencerie and stainless steel tanks. Aging for 9 months in the same containers on fine lees. After the blending, a new maturing on fine lees will take place till bottling.

  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Chardonnay
    • Alcohol: 12.5%
  • Tasting Notes

    • “A slightly reductive agrume aromatics here. The similar reductive agrume – great shape again – almost a hint austere today – keep this 18 months. Simply excellent wine.” -Bill Nanson



  • Chablis Premier Cru Les Vaudevey — 2021 – Vinous – 90 Points

    "Has a nicely proportioned bouquet of apple blossom, wet stone and light Anjou pear scents. The palate is taut and fresh with a lovely spine of acidity, focused with ample weight towards the bright finish."

  • Chablis Premier Cru Les Vaudevey — 2021 – Wine Spectator – 91 Points

    "A sleek white, with aromas and flavors of gravel dust framing floral, green plum, kumquat and fresh thyme notes. Intense, with fine balance and length."