Grapes are supplied by local growers based in reknown Premiers Crus vineyards with the
Laroche technical team.
Refined, fresh and complex.
Fruity, harmonious and good structure.
Whole bunches are collected in a pneumatic press, then 12 hours settling at 12 to 15°C in specially designed wide tanks to accelerate the natural settling process.
3 weeks of fermentation at 18°C in stainless steel tanks.
100% Malolactic fermentation
The ripening was slow and fully achieved, without any over-concentration. Skins were pale yellow thanks to a ripeness without excess. Health condition was very good. The juice has a remarkable balance, with nice acidity, without too much malic acid and the alcohol potential is medium. This vintage has a great potential. It is quite similar to 1996 in the remarkable acid structure. It shows some characteristics of 2010 and 2008, with a still more beautiful balance.
9 month ageing on fine lees in stainless steel tanks and 10% aged in oak barrels..
Minimum filtration to preserve the maximum natural character of the wine.
Enjoy with oysters, smoked salmon and mature cheese.