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Gavin Hubble - (BSc & Post Grad. Business Marketing) - I started working in the wine industry over 23 years ago in New Zealand. Working in; wine retail, sales, wine production, label & packaging design, marketing, wine buying, consulting and wine education. I am responsible for the Brand Health of 60+ wine brands distributed here in New Zealand. Wine Brands from New Zealand, Australia, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Chile and Argentina. I work closely with the Trade Industry - (Retail Stores & Restaurants) introducing, educating and positioning exciting and unique brands to wine enthusiasts all over the world.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Domaine Laroche Chablis 2010

Grape Variety: 100% Chardonnay

Growing Region: Chablis, France

Chief Winemaker: Denis de la Bourdonnaye

Both Michel Laroche owner and Denis the chief winemaker aim to work in tune with nature, encouraging low yields and use gentle viticulture to produce ripe fruit, typical of the vineyards origin. The gentlest possible methods are used in the winery to protect this natural personality. Each wine as with this one - are a pure expression of its specific vineyard area and of outstanding quality.
After gentle fermentation and 4 to 6 months on lees in stainless steel tank, this wine underwent 100% malolactic fermentation, and then had minimal filtration to preserve the maximum inherent character of the wine.
As part of their aim to retain purity and minerality in the finished wine, Laroche was the first Burgundian producer to move to screw-caps in 2002. So don't be surprised when you find that you only have to twist to enjoy this classic wine.
In the glass this Chablis shows a bright yellow colour. Precise fresh pears and apple fruit dominate the nose, with hints of mineral notes and white honey in behind. The palate is medium to full; with a complex mix of those pears, honey and citrus fruits, and excellent balancing acidity that gives the wine an elegant persistent finish. Serve at 8C.
Drinking perfectly well this coming summer; and will age nicely for another 4-5 years.
Perfect wine match with oysters, shellfish, any firm white fish and a fresh green salad, enjoy.

Guaranteed to bring a smile to your taste-buds.


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