The history of Domaine Laroche starts in 1850 and is closely related to the development of Chablis and its vineyard.
At that time, there is neither legal delimitation of the vineyard, nor growth classification: wine producers have to explore the vineyard to find the best places and, doing so, they are the heirs of the Cistercian monks. Laroche was among these pioneers.
One century later, Laroche uses technical innovation to reveal the distinctive profile of its terroirs and their remarkable Chablis personality.
The appellation is organized into different quality levels: Petit Chablis, Chablis, Chablis Premier Cru and Chablis Grand Cru. Laroche owns vineyard in each of them.
The landscape is made of a succession of valley with slopes exposed to east, south or west. The River Serein flows below. Sunlight is crucial in this continental climate. The ripening season in September and sometimes in October is usually dry and warm and the contrast of temperature is huge between day and night.
Domaine Laroche owns 90 hectares of vineyards in Chablis; 6 hectares of Grand Crus, 21 hectares of Premiers Crus, 61.75 hectares of Chablis and 1.g25 hectares of Petit Chablis