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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

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Domaine Laroche employs more than 30 people all year round, each responsible for a given plot over the 90 hectares of vineyards.

The approach of viticulture is based on observation. The core aim is to get small concentrated bunches with berries able to reveal the terroir in the glass. No need to say that there is no useful general rule: each plot has its own character, sometimes in contrast with the next one. Attention to detail for all these nuances make the difference in the wines.

Laroche can adapt the viticultural practice to each growth or plot characteristic that can give wine structure, finesse and minerality.

All premier and grand crus are harvested by hand and sorted in the winery, in order to keep the potential of the grapes at its best and make terroir expression possible.

The ageing of premiers and grands crus takes place in the cellars of the Obédiencerie.

With each of its partner vinegrower, Laroche builds long-term relationship. Working close to them enables grape quality at harvest time.


Demanding climate, limestone soil with multiple nuances, various valleys that offer contrasting micro-climates, Chablis is a mosaic of terroirs.

The diversity of Premier and Grand Crus is a challenge for us. The balance between soil and micro-climate differs everywhere. You can observe it at harvest time, when a plot can achieve ripeness 3 weeks after the first one.

First of all, you have to understand what happens in the vineyard, where terroir comes to life, by observing the wine and bringing all needed care to help the grapes ripen. Ripeness is essential to transfer the terroir to the glass. In the winery, all the characteristics reveal themselves. The final wine can testify.

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Pruning vine by hand. Tasting berries before harvest. Pressing grapes to get the best of it. Choosing the best barrique at the right moment. Taking care of lees during ageing. Each gesture contributes to elaborating a great wine in which the terroir can shine.

In the vineyard, the aim is always to get the best grape possible using ecological techniques and to harvest ripe grapes. 

In the winery, the core task is to ensure that the transformation of grape into wine enables the terroir expression to reveal progressively.

Each estate has a full team dedicated for both the vineyard and the winery.

Thierry Bellicaud has been managing Laroche since 2010. He wants the Laroche customers to be fully convinced of the quality of the wines.

Grégory Viennois, technical director, makes the link between all Laroche estates but also brings a sense of constant search for improvement in the quality of the wines.

Laroche employs “tâcherons” all year round, each responsible for a given plot of the vineyard. A tâcheron works with the final result as a core aim, and a deep sense for what makes the wine better.

At Domaine Laroche in Chablis, Mathieu Apffel is the head of viticulture and Stéphane Barras the cellar master.

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 Christer Byklum / Leading Scandinavian wine blogger, Wine Writer (Norway)  tasted  2 wines  from  Domaine Laroche . In a tasting of  43 wines 

2013 Domaine Leflaive Bâtard-Montrachet / Pale lemon yellow. Lemons, vanilla, minerals, spices, some floral notes, brighter expression for Bâtard, lighter. Fresh acidity, fresh and fruity, apples and citrus with more subdued minerals beneath, detailed and long. 95p

11d 6h ago

 Gérard Basset MW MS OBE / Best Sommelier in the World 2010 , Pro (United Kingdom)  tasted  1 wines  from  Domaine Laroche . In a tasting of  2 wines 

Château Haut-Brion, Péssac-Léognan, France, 1989, 100pts. Perhaps the most harmonious wine I have ever tasted. This wine had it all - just perfect and sensational. This wine is just from another planet!

6m 12d ago

 Rytis Jurkenas / Champagne Expert, Pro (United Kingdom)  tasted  6 wines  from  Domaine Laroche . In a tasting of  30 wines 

“Superb Contraste by Selosse. Contraste is a Blanc de Noirs, made from Pinot Noir grapes, from a single vineyard (La Côte Faron in the village of Aÿ), also made in a solera style with the base grapes from the 1994 vintage. 96 points”

2y 2m ago

 Markus Del Monego MW / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  1 wines  from  Domaine Laroche . In a tasting of  20 wines 

“Soirée Grands Crus de Bourgogne

On April 20, 2015 a unique event took place. For the first time 20 Grand Crus from Burgundy have been tasted simultaneously in three cities, London, Brussels and Hamburg. It was a wonderful display of different “climats”, giving a first impression of this promising vintage 2012. The tasting in Hamburg allowed not only to taste the wines before the dinner, but also gave the opportunity to taste the open bottles after dinner again, thus giving a first hint for the future evolution of these fine wines.”

2y 4m ago

 Mari Kalmari, Pro  tasted  1 wines  from  Domaine Laroche . In a tasting of  27 wines 

“What a selection! La Fleur was the absolute queen of the evening and Cos the biggest surprise. A BIG thank you for Juha for making this evening happen! :)”

2y 8m ago

 Pekka Nuikki / Founder of the Fine Wine Magazines, Pro (Finland)  tasted  1 wines  from  Domaine Laroche . In a tasting of  24 wines 

“Lots of wines while visiting in Wiesbaden..some really good your Robert Weils:)”

3y 7m ago

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