Pierrick Laroche Chablis offers classic aromas. Green apples, mineral, and melons/stonefruits. The palate has lemon acid, a mineral core and nice weight of fruit. It has a long and crisp finish. I am enjoying drinking this wine now. It will improve with time in the bottle too.
Pierrick Laroche is relatively new to the winemaking game but hasn’t let that stop him making great wines. Using his family estate that is situated in Chablis’ northernmost village he was awarded three stars (top score) in the French Guide Hachette.
Chill this right down or a little warmer and let the flavours shine through.
Oysters, Affi’delice cheese.
The kimmeridgean soils that make Chablis taste like Chablis is evident in these wines. They have more definition of region and more structure than a Petit Chablis but without the fruit weight and intensity of the better sites. Great wines for drinking young or youngish.
The grape that you can plant anywhere, in any climate and do anything to and it will still taste like an OK wine. When people hit the sweet spot of site, climate, cropping and winemaking, Chardonnay becomes a magical wine that will age gracefully but charm you at any age. Chardonnays can range from cool climate lean and citrusy to warmer climate tropical and overt. Oak and lees can add flavouring as can malolactic fermentation.