2022 Pierrick Laroche Domaine Des Hates Petit Chablis France – Located in the north-west sector of Chablis in the village of Maligny, Pierrick Laroche now runs this family estate which was established by his father in the 1970s. His father gradually gained planting rights and slowly added to the family vineyard holdings over time. Today the current size of the estate is around 25 hectares. In 2010 Pierrick produced his first vintage to great acclaim (his father had previously sold the grapes to La Chablisienne).
The domain has nearly 12ha of Petit Chablis, classified as such because the limestone tends to be the younger Portlandian rather than the older Kimmeridgian, and as such typically occupies higher sites (Portlandian overlies Kimmeridgian) and has less clay. Pierrick is convinced that his largest parcel of Petit really ought to be classed as Chablis; it makes wine like Chablis and indeed is surrounded by AOC Chablis vines.
A very well-made wine that is over-delivering in the Petit range. Excellent concentration and balance, crisp layers of acidity integrated with fresh stonefruits. The finish is long and clean.
Single Price: $64.00
Any Six Bottle Buy: $48.00
Price per case (12 bottles): $576.00