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La Manufacture - Chablis 1er cru Forêts 2014

La Manufacture

Chablis 1er cru Forêts 2014

An enjoyable Premier cru

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The perfect match Truffle risotto

  • Powerful
  • Complex
  • Spicy
  • Fruity
  • Wood

£22.50 per bottle

Non-subscribers : £26.50 per bottle

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An expert's opinion

It’s exactly what I would expect from a Chablis!

Just like le Vau Ligneau, the Forêts vineyard is located in the village of Beine. That’s what gives it the airy, delicately fruity, mineral floral style which made us fall for the charms of this Premier Cru. It’s exactly what I would expect from a Chablis; the perfect incarnation of the Chardonnay grape with its fruity, buttery backdrop and a mineral character which adds freshness and finesse to the wine. There is a touch of oak and the wine is pure and delicate with a slightly richer texture than the average Premier cru. Bravo to Benjamin Laroche for nailing it!

Jean-Michel Deluc. Head Sommelier of Petit Ballon.
The estate

La Manufacture

Benjamin Laroche is from the Chablis region; his family have been working this land since 1663 and founded an estate which has been hailed as one of the darlings of the appellation since 1850. A vineyard worker as a young man, he later worked as a sales executive for several estates, giving him the chance to travel all over France learning about the needs and expectations of the most demanding wine lovers.

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Service 12°

Decanting 1/2 hour
  • ic-meat

    Meat Slow-cooked veal in a white sauce with button mushrooms and pearl onions, tripe sausage, chicken in a tarragon sauce

  • ic-cheese

    Cheese Beaufort, Abondance, Valençay, Pouligny Saint-Pierre.

  • ic-fish

    Fish Poached fish with a butter emulsion

  • ic-vegetable

    Vegetables Risotto with white truffle

  • Desserts No dessert recommendations for this wine

  • Eye Pale gold colour with a very fresh look. The wine shows green tints of youth and has a rich appearance

  • Nose On the nose, there is complex base with hints of pear, citrus zest, Honey, mint and a nice mineral character after aeration

  • Mouth On the palate the fresh, lively character is longlasting with a fresh fruit backdrop, a touch of white pepper, blossom and a mineral character on the finish

  • Origin : Burgundy

  • Appellation : AOP Chablis Premier Cru

  • Grapes : Chardonnay.

  • Culture : Conventional

  • Capacity : 750 mL

  • Alcohol : 12,8%

  • Sulfite : Yes

  • Price per liter : £35.33
    (Subscribers: £30.00)

Peak 2018
Keeping potential 2022
Ready to drink
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