2020 Pierrick Laroche Domaine des Hates Chablis AC

Chablis, France

Delicious estate Chablis, mineral and linear, and great value to boot.


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This is just the ticket.

Neal Martin (Vinous)

About This Wine

If you were trying to find a wine that defines what Chablis is all about without destroying the budget, this is the wine for you.

With vines averaging about 25 years of age, Pierrick Laroche manages 8 separate parcels of AOC Chablis vines, almost all in his home commune of Maligny. This wine is textbook Chablis. Think green apple, chalky minerality, and a crisp crunchy finish.

Everything you want in Chablis here, with value to boot. It’s not going to break the bank, while at the same time, it has all the classic benchmarks we’re looking for in your household Chablis.

About Pierrick Laroche

A rising star in Chablis, Pierrick Laroche released his first wines from the 2010 vintage to great acclaim.

He has 33 ha under vines across seven Villages vineyards in Chablis, including multiple 1er Cru vineyards, and a single Grand Cru vineyard (Bougros).

A 2nd-generation winemaker, Pierrick took over the family estate, Domaine des Hates, which was established by his father in 1970.

All movement in the winery is via gravity, and while the majority of wines are vinified in tank, he does utilise small amounts of oak for his Cru wines.

The vineyards of Pierrick Laroche
The vineyards of Pierrick Laroche
Maligny, France
Additional Info

From The Importer

As with the Petit Chablis, the domain has nearly 12 ha planted in the Chablis classification, all of it (like the Petit) planted in the Maligny commune except for 1 ha in the little valley of Fontenay heading toward the Grand Crus. He has eight parcels ranked Chablis, and the average age of the vines is 25 years.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 13%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2028
Bottle Size : 750ml

Winemaker Pierrick Laroche
Winemaker Pierrick Laroche
Maligny, France
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews


"The 2020 Chablis has a fresh, earthy bouquet that unfolds with aeration to reveal light marine notes. The taut, fresh palate is well balanced with fine acidity and a crisp, malic finish that does its job without frills. If that's what you want, then this is just the ticket." Neal Martin (Vinous)


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