Pierrick Laroche, Domaine des Hates Chablis Bougros Grand Cru 2021
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 500 litre barrel, adding an extra dimension of complexity to complement the profoundly concentrated fruit from this exceptional site. An outstanding Grand Cru.
’One barrel and one demi-muid for elevage. Candle protection used here, just above the section that uses the aspersion. Not a wide nose but one with a fine and deep floral note – beautifully perfumed wine. Hmm, that’s just a beauty in the mouth – melting, broad flavour, some salinity. That’s a simply excellent wine – potentially great -. it has been beautifully made.” Burgundy-report.com, Bill Nanson, February 2023.
Country - France
Region - Chablis
Sub Region - Bougros
Extra - Cork
Year - 2021
Volume - 750ml
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.