Tasting Notes: Intense minerality, superb structure.
Grape Varieties: Chardonnay
Domaine Laroche owns 3.11 ha of this large Premier Cru (132.88 ha). Old vines planted on a slope well-exposed to South and West, sheltered from Northern wind, Fourchaumes is one of the most spectacular vineyards of Domaine Laroche.
The ripening was slow and fully achieved, without any over-concentration. Skins were pale yellow thanks to a ripeness without excess. The juice has a remarkable balance, with nice acidity, this vintage has a great potential. It is quite similar to 1996 in the remarkable acid structure and shows some characteristics of 2010 and 2008, with a still more beautiful balance.
Pair it with lobster salad or veal with lemon and coriander.