Domaine Laroche, Chardonnay, Chablis Grand Cru, Les Clos, Burgundy, France 2009
The king of the Chablis Grands Crus revealed by Domaine Laroche’s “savoir-faire” has intense minerality and exceptional finesse. A great wine for great tasting occasions.
This vineyard was formerly entirely surrounded with walls, hence the name “Les Clos”. We know from historical sources that the Monks of St Martin of Tours abbey planted vines here in the 9th century. Les Clos is located straight in front of the village of Chablis with a southern exposure. This favorable sunny situation allows grapes to achieve excellent ripeness. The soil is also well drained and grapes are concentrated in both acidity and aroma.
Les Clos is the most long-lasting Grand Cru of Domaine Laroche and offers the most intense minerality. Quite restrained at first, this Grand Cru offers finesse, complexity and a superb length.