About This Wine
Petit in name only, this is about as close as you can get to Chablis, without receiving the AOC designation.
Surrounded by AOC vineyards, it’s only the younger age of the Portlandian soils, as opposed to the traditional Kimmeridgian that keeps this from being an AOC Chablis. In fact, the vineyards themselves are surrounded on all sides by AOC vineyards.
Alongside a light apple orchard, earthy, dewy-meadow-scented nose, the palate is clean and fresh with citrus and orange peel. it’s a very nicely balanced wine, and a great intro the wines of this Domaine.
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.