Savennières- Roche aux Moines, a sub-appellation of Savennières AOC, is one of the finest cru of Anjou. Named after the monks of the Abbey of Saint-Nicolas d'Angers who first planted vines in 1130, this celebrated AOC encompasses fewer than 60 planted acres on the right bank of the Loire.
Stony, well-drained schist soils - along with a south-southwest exposure - provide ideal conditions for producing exquisite Chenin Blanc. The eight winegrowers of Savennières-Roche aux Moines adhere to incredibly meticulous farming and winemaking standards that include: organic farming; sole planting of Chenin Blanc; low yields to ensure flavor concentration; hand harvesting over multiple passes; no chaptalization whatsoever; aging of at least 10 months; and estate bottling.
By taking such extraordinary measures to ensure quality, the winemakers from this region are crafting the wines from Roche aux Moines like one would a grand cru. The resulting wines possess a profound eloquence and can age for decades, revealing even greater nuance, complexity, and minerality over time.
100% Chenin Blanc.
Light yellow color with brilliant yellow glints. Complex flavour of spices and exotic fruits with notes of gentian, iris and vanilla on the nose. Impressive structure of the wine. Dense attack with a powerful mid-palate supported by a fine aging. The finish reveals all the austerity of this great terroir with mineral and volcanic notes.
ABV = 13.5%.