Domaine Laroche is involved in a large-scale approach of sustainability that implies an environment-friendly viticulture.
Let us explain further. It all relies on taking the relationship between vine, soil, climate and environment into account. We therefore observe that if plants are well-balanced, we can reduce treatments significantly, as they can naturally fight against pests and diseases.
We have our own specifications relying on a few simple principles: no weed killers, no pesticides, no anti-botrytis treatments. Those must help vine and not disturb their general balance or the ripening of grapes. We experiment natural treatments using nettle and valerian and it looks very efficient.”
Aromas of lemon, lime, dusty brown spices and musky minerality; following the more exotic 2013s, it was immediately clear that this wine was from a different vintage. Juicy, limey and bracing; a classic village Chablis with terrific energy and tautness--and no bitterness. Very pure.