Les Vaudevey 2011

Chablis Premier Cru AOP

Domaine Laroche owns 9.96 of the 35.66 hectares of Vaudevey vineyard. Planted on the steep slope on Kimmeridgian soil with an East/ South exposure, vines grow with sun in the morning and early afternoon sun. They are protected from excessive heat, and mature slowly, delivering delicate flavours. From year to year, Vaudevey wines exhibit an exceptionnal finesse.


Vinification

Whole bunches are collected in a pneumatic press, then 12 hours settling at 12 to 15°C in specially designed wide tanks – these accelerate the natural settling process. 2 weeks of fermentation at 17°C. 15% in oak barrel, 85% in stainless steel.


Maturation

9 months. 15% in oak barrel, 85% in stainless steel.
Minimum filtration to preserve and maximise the natural character of the wine.


Tasting Notes

Palate: Real brightness in Vaudevey. This wine is all made of stony minerality and delicate fruit combined to a iodine-like aroma from the ageing on fine lees.


Food Pairings

Enjoy with oysters, smoked salmon and mature cheese.


Harvest Notes

After a dry and cold winter, spring was unusually warm. This weather encouraged plant growth and fruit setting, in perfect health conditions. Significant effort has been put in the vineyard all the year through,and our organic approach of viticulture seems to have had a positive impact on the quality of the grapes.
Wines have complex aroma of citrus with chalky minerality. Grape ripeness was achieved, without any excess of weight or overripe aroma. Finish on the palate is always long, pungent and mineral.


Accolades

Gold
IWSC

Gold
International Wine Challenge



Resources

Download the tech sheet (pdf)
Download the high-resolution bottle shot (tiff)
Visit www.larochewines.com

Varietals

100% Chardonnay


Appellation

Chablis Premier Cru AOP

Chablis Premier Cru AOP


Winemaker

Gregory Viennois


Alcohol

12.5%


Barrel Type

French Oak Barrels


Soil Types

Kimmeridgian