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Pierrick Laroche, Domaine des Hates Chablis Bougros Grand Cru 2019

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The Wine

Bougros is the last Grand Cru on the western side of the hill and enjoys a south to south-westerly exposition. Pierrick’s parcel comes from the western end of Bougros, towards the top of the hill where the slope is only about 5%. Vinified in stainless steel, it was matured for 8 months in one old 600 litre barrel, adding an extra dimension of complexity to complement the profoundly concentrated fruit from this exceptional site. An outstanding Grand Cru.

’The 2019 Chablis Bougros Grand Cru has a crisp, well defined bouquet with scents of flint and green apples, nicely focused with touches of orange rind emerging with aeration. The palate is well balanced with a fine bead of acidity, harmonious and poised with a dab of honey towards the finish, ditto a dab of spice on the aftertaste. Very fine.’ 92 points, Neal Martin, Vinous Media, Jan 2021.

 

The Finer Details
Country -  France
Region - Chablis
Sub Region
 - Bougros

Extra - Cork
Year - 2019
Volume - 750ml

About the Wine Maker

Located in the north-west sector of Chablis in the village of Maligny, Pierrick Laroche now runs this family estate which was established by his father in the 1970s. His father gradually gained planting rights and slowly added to the family vineyard holdings over time. In 2010 Pierrick produced his first vintage to great acclaim (his father had previously sold the grapes to La Chablisienne). Pierrick has a degree in oenology from Beaune and after graduating he travelled the world, doing various internships to gain experience before returning home to start making wine and take over the family vineyards for himself. His cellars are built into the side of a hill in the village enabling much of the work to be done by gravity. Vinifications are done classically in stainless steel tanks with some of the Premier and Grand Cru wines aged in used barrels for a small portion of each cuvée where the wines undergo full malolactic. His oldest plot of vines is Les Châtillons, which was planted in early 1970s and is located just behind the hill of Grand Crus.