The Languedoc is legendary in French winemaking history, as it was here that the Romans first planted vines in 4 BC. The region is comprised of an impressive range of terroirs, allowing for the cultivation of a vast diversity of grape varieties. The climate is just right for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in the high altitudes and cool temperatures of the foothills of the Massif Central and the Pyrenees. Chardonnay is part of the DNA of Laroche, from Chablis to Languedoc, where it owns Mas la Chevalière with 32.5 hectares of two particularly unique terroirs: one dedicated to Syrah and one to Chardonnay. Today, thanks to its selection on cool climate terroirs and its unique high standard and modern wine cellar, Laroche offers a varietal range that represents balanced freshness and subtle aromas, linked to the Laroche signature. “La Chevalière,” or “the knight’s lady,” is a reference to “Mas la Chevalière” which is literally the “farmhouse of the knight’s lady,” the Laroche property in Southern France. Although the farm is historic, the winery is an ultra-modern, temperature-controlled facility designed by Michael Laroche. Mas la Chevalière is considered a reference point in the region for the quality of its winery equipment, which allows for the precise expression of each grape variety and vineyard parcel.