2020 Pierrick Laroche Domaine des Hates Petit Chablis

Chablis, France

Petit Chablis that puts many high end Chablis to shame. Lovely purity.


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Categories: World of Wine

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.

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

From The Importer

The domain has nearly 12 ha of Petit Chablis, classified as such because the limestone tends to be the younger Portlandian rather than the older Kimmeridgian, and as such typically occupies higher sites and has less clay.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 12.5%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2026
Bottle Size : 750ml

Winemaker Pierrick Laroche
Winemaker Pierrick Laroche
Maligny, France

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