Pierrick Laroche, Domaine des Hates Chablis 1er Cru Beauroy 2022
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$90.00 in mix 6+
$100.00 per bottle
Located opposite the famed 1er cru Fourchaume, Beauroy has a more varied exposition with the parcel that Pierrick works being located in the favoured lieu-dit of Cote de Savant, above the small lake beside the village of Biene, which enjoys a cooler south-east exposure. Vinified in stainless steel with 25% matured in older oak barrels. This cuvee always shows well when young with lovely finesse and detail with excellent balance and freshness. We can never get enough of this excellent 1er cru Chablis!
Variety - Chardonnay
Country - France
Region - Chablis
Extra - Cork
Year - 2022
Volume - 750ml
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. This cuvée also has a small portion of barrel ageing, employed to great effect. The domain farms 1.1 ha in this subsection of Fourchaume which is located towards the northern part of Fourchaume, a top Premier Cru vineyard noted for growing on similar contours as the Grand Crus above the right bank of the Serein. Pierrick's vines average 25 years with some up to 35 years old.