Intense with hints of ripe white fruit and spring blossoms that are balanced by zesty acidity on the
lingering fruity finish.
Wine Advocate 89 points - The qualities of the year come through beautifully in the 2010 Chablis Saint Martin. Layers of silky, polished fruit flow with gorgeous length and persistence. The 2010 is another overachiever among the entry-level wines of this great Chablis vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2012+. (Aug 2012)
The Domaine Laroche name is synonymous with Chablis. Since
1850, when Victor Laroche first purchased land in Chablis, five
generations of the Laroche family have consistently produced
superior Chablis. Victor's great, great grandson Michel Laroche,
joined the business in 1967 and has established his family's
reputation as one of the top producers in Chablis. Purity and
quality are at heart of Michel's winemaking philosophy and as the
owner of some of the largest holdings of grand cru vineyards, he is
able to produce beautiful wines of finesse and elegance.
The vineyards are planted on limestone-rich Kimmeridgian soil (a blend of clay, chalk and fossilized
oyster shells) which produce wines that exhibit the precise, crisp minerality that is the signature of all
great Chablis. Gregory Viennois is Laroche's technical director and oversees the management of all the
family's holdings. His minimalist philosophy emphasizes low yields and encourages the natural ecology
of the vines to produce fruit that is true to its terroir.
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