Domaine Laroche Chablis Les Vaudevey 1Er Cru Chardonnay 2017 750ml
Vaudevey is a 35 hectare Premier Cru (Domaine Laroche own 9.96 hectares) which sits to the west of the town of Chablis. The steep slopes rest on classic Kimmeridgean soil; sun exposure on the east/south facing vines, occurs in the morning and early afternoon, which gives good ripeness and an elegance not always found in the more powerful of the Premier Crus.
2017 was the earliest vintage in the past two decades in Chablis. Due to hard frosts that hit the vines in April, the harvest was on the smaller side, but the quality of the grapes has resulted in wines with wonderful balance.