Mas La Chevalière

Languedoc
www.larochewines.com/en/mas-la-chevaliere

Background

In 1985, Michel Laroche decided to explore southern France to see if he could find vineyard land suited to Chardonnay. Ten years later, he found what he was looking for and established Mas La Chevalière, just outside of Béziers in the Languedoc. Today Géraud Blanc heads up the winemaking here along with Grégory Viennois, who oversees the winemaking at all of the Laroche estates. 45 hectares of vines, across three different vineyards, were planted or replanted with the varieties that are best suited to the parcel and microclimate. Yields have been reduced and organic practices are being used in several of the vineyards.

Irrigation is used to avoid water stress, so the wines are classified as 'vin de pays'.

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Inspiration

My inspirational person

Matthieu Carliez without a doubt. The Director of the Jeanjean family estate has for me been the most influential person in wine. He tought me a lot regarding every aspect of winemaking and wine tasting, and thanks to him I discovered the richness and diversity of wines. Géraud Blanc