Domaine Laroche Saint Martin Chablis 2011

Chardonnay from Chablis, France

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Item No. 120079
  • V88
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Winemaker's Notes

Saint Martin Chablis is a pale gold color. The aromas are intense with hints of ripe white fruit and spring blossoms. With flavors of ripe fruit balanced by zesty acidity; lingering fruity finish.

Critical Acclaim

"I tasted a wide range of wines during my visit at Domaine Laroche. The estate is back in the US market after an absence of several years. These are rich, textured wines that generally show the more opulent side of Chablis. Over the last few years, Domaine Laroche has begun to focus on organic viticulture and a greater reliance on indigenous yeasts, which is rare in Chablis. One of the unique aspects of these wines is that they are all bottled under screwcap. Winemaker Gregory Viennois told me the 2011 harvest started on September 12, which was towards the later side for the village. Viennois noted that potential alcohols and acidities were quite similar for both 2010 and 2011, which is quite unusual among the top domaines in Chablis."
88 Points

Learn About Domaine Laroche

For five generations, the Laroche family has produced top-quality wines from the Chablis appellation, and today Domaine Laroche ranks among the most prestigious of Burgundy"s wine producers. In 1998, Laroche"s Les Clos 1996 was named The Best White Wine in the World by Wine Spectator.The origins of the estate date back to 1850, when a vineyard worker names Jean-Victor Laroche...

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Learn About Chablis

Chablis got a bad rap when its name was plastered on large jug wines in the 1980's and 90's. Luckily, the wine in those jugs has nothing in common with the actual region. Wines produced in Chablis are some of the most unique in the world. Typical descriptors of a classic Chablis include a greenish tinge on the wine, minerality and crisp acidity balanced by a round mouthfeel....

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Learn About Chardonnay

Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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