100% Chenin blanc, 70 years old vines, harvested by hand. Yield 30hl/ha.
Vinification: spontaneous fermentation, 50% single grapes and 50% whole bunches macerated for four weeks in stainless steel tanks with “pigeage” during fermentation (pressing the hat down slowly vs. “remontage” pumping up).
No sulphur added. 13% abv. Recommended serving temperature 12 degrees Celsius. Aging potential: 5 years.
“Rose gold” color with copper highlights. A delicate nose of dried orange peel, hay and caramelized quince.
Round body with an imposing density and a long finish with high acidity and astringency.
Le Rocher des Violettes, located in Touraine between the banks of the Cher and the Loire rivers on clay-limestone soils.
In the heart of the Loire Castles in the town of St-Martin-Le-Beau, the estate is spread over 17 hectares owned by the family Xavier & Clémence Weisskopf.
The soil is tilled manually, and the grapes are picked by hand. The estate’s wines are aged in troglodyte cellars carved out of local stone: tufa. The constant temperature is between 13 ° and 14 ° which is favorable to the aging of the wines and allows the thermal self-regulation of the barrels during the alcoholic fermentation.
The grapes from each of the plots are pressed and vinified separately. The wines are aged in Allier oak barrels or in stainless steel vats for 6 to 24 months depending on the vintage. They are then bottled and labelled in the cellar