Wine Domaine Laroche, "Mas la Chevaliere" Blanc, 2008
Reviews of purchase Domaine Laroche, "Mas la Chevaliere" Blanc, 2008
Beautiful wine, deep golden color with iridescent reflections.
The wine has a rounded, lively, creamy, well-balanced taste with hints of average completeness of peaches, toast, with refreshing acidity and captivating finish.
Expressive wine with a delicate aroma with hints of ripe pears and white acacia flowers.
Wine combined perfectly with the following dishes: grilled fish, chicken, white truffle risotto.
White Mas la Chevalier 2008 - is a fascinating dry white wine with an incredibly fragrant bouquet, flawless, elegant taste with well-balanced acidity and dense, enveloping finish. One drink and one look at the Mas La Chevalier 2008 is enough to get instant fun!
Chardonnay wine was assembled with a 7-hectare vineyard called Peyre (Peyrol), which in the local dialect means "small stone pebbles." In this vineyard with dense soil grows exclusively Chardonnay. Viognier grapes comes from the vineyard Mas la Chevaliere, not far from Beziers, soil clay and limestone there with a stony surface.
In the development of grape warm days, cool nights replaced. This series of temperature is important for soil vineyards - clay and limestone rocks in this sheet allow the berries to reach the ideal maturity and elegant minerality. In the process of creating "Mas la Chevalier", both two varieties are vinified separately, to enable them to express their brighter character. For delicate spin using pneumatic press. The fermentation process lasts for three weeks at a temperature of 15 °, then the wine is aged for 14 months in oak barrels (20%) and stainless steel tanks (80%). Then the wine is filtered and dispensed at low pressure to maintain the natural character of the wine.
Monsieur Michel Laroche, the fifth generation of the family of winemakers, is one of the few enthusiasts beginning of the 1980s, thanks to the selfless work which revived quality winemaking in South of France. In a family business, Michel Laroche joined in 1967, and in 1995 he founded a modern winery "Mas La Chevaliere", which is located in the beautifully preserved buildings guest house of the XVIII century.
Domain Laroche is located near Beziers, vine "scattered" throughout the Chablis name as well as in the Languedoc. Soil vineyards consist mainly of Kimmeridge that favorably affects the taste characteristics of wines, giving them an excellent minerality subtlety and precision. During the period from the late sixties to the present day Domain Laroche expanded its vineyards from 6 to 100 hectares, of which 30 hectares are classified as Premiers Crus and 6 hectares - as Grand Cru. Part of the vineyard is located on a fairly high altitude - Terrace for white and for red varieties. Climate areas south, sunny, so the method of regular irrigation to avoid heat stress for plants and protect them from the bitter taste, and fruit - on the stiffness.
Michel Laroche not only a successful winemaker, but also a great entrepreneur. He gets vineyards and outside France. In 2001 he turned his attention to the territory of the New World and in 2006 bought the estate "La'Avenir" with 55 hectares of vineyards in the heart of South Africa, near Stellenbosch. The acquisition will expand a great range of wines Domain. You can talk about that line of wines produced has four "estates": Domaine Laroche (Chablis), Mas La Chevaliere (Languedoc), Punto Alto (Casablanca Valley, Chile) and La'Avenir (South America). Laroche Wines transfer all the radiance and richness of these magnificent places. Impeccable wine Domain Laroche occupy deserved prizes and medals at prestigious competitions.