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The Laroche range

Mont de Milieu

  • Appellation : Chablis Premier Cru AOP
  • Vintage : 2012
  • Grape varieties : 100% Chardonnay
Grapes are supplied by local growers based in reknown Premiers Crus vineyards with the Laroche technical team.
Brilliant gold.
Refined, fresh and complex.
Fruity, harmonious and good structure.

Winemaking

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

Vintage report

The appellation, usually a slow-ripening one, benefited from an extraordinary end of summer. Blue sky, sunny and dry conditions, light Wind and cold nights... All the elements required for a complete and perfect ripening of the Chardonnay grapes. The conditions of the grapes, which were less abundant than 2011 due to coulure and millerandage were perfect ! This enables development of impeccable aromas. This vintage of cold maturation, which implies neither heat excess nor heaviness, has developed elegant, aromatic, well-balanced and generously mineral wines.

Ageing

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.

Food pairing

Enjoy with oysters, smoked salmon and mature cheese.