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Rocher des Violettes Montlouis sur Loire 2017
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This is a white wine imageRocher des Violettes Montlouis sur Loire 2017

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Wine & Spirits 92
"YEAR’S BEST LOIRE WINES – Xavier Weisskopf’s 22.5-acre domaine in Montlouis includes this ten-acre parcel of mature chenin on clay and silex over limestone. He farms organically, and consistently produces beautiful chenins, like this 2017 Touche Mitaine, a wine with flesh and tension. Rich and round, the wine is also cool and zesty, sparked with lemongrass and ginger flavors. This will only improve with a few years in the cellar.”

Wine Spectator 91
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This is a white wine
Item ID: #30782
Shelf at store:75d
Size: 750mL (wine)
Closure: Cork

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Wine & Spirits 92
"YEAR’S BEST LOIRE WINES – Xavier Weisskopf’s 22.5-acre domaine in Montlouis includes this ten-acre parcel of mature chenin on clay and silex over limestone. He farms organically, and consistently produces beautiful chenins, like this 2017 Touche Mitaine, a wine with flesh and tension. Rich and round, the wine is also cool and zesty, sparked with lemongrass and ginger flavors. This will only improve with a few years in the cellar.”

Wine Spectator 91
"Fresh and pure, featuring white ginger, jasmine, verbena, yellow apple and quince notes streaming through. Offers a racy, filigreed finish, with a light, mouthwatering feel. Drink now through 2024. 800 cases made.
–JM"

The Wine
Certified organic
100% Chenin Blanc
From a single 4 ha parcel in Montlouis
35+ year old vines on average
Only 1.5 meters of clay/silex stones before hitting pure chalk
75% vinified in 5-10 year old barrels, 25% in stainless steel
Racy, focused and intense. Saline-infused Chenin magic

The Estate
Xavier Weisskopf founded Le Rocher des Violettes in 2005 after studying winemaking in Chablis and Beaune and earning his degree in viticulture and oenology. He quickly went to work for the hard working and demanding Lous Barruol at famed Gigondas producer Chateau de Saint Cosme. He quickly rose to the rank of chef du cave, making 4 vintages during his tenure. His love for Chenin Blanc drew him to Montlouis, where an underappreciation of this historic appellation allowed him to acquire 9 hectares of sacred old vine sites (mostly planted pre WWII!). He immediately converted the farming of all his vines to certified organics, with the aim to allow these precious old vines to speak without obfuscation. This traditional philosophy extends into the cellar where his use of older barrels shows the deft touch of true Chenin zen. His goal is simply to make wines of clarity and focus, in very much a Thibaud Boudignon-esque style of laser precision. The results are inarguable; they are fact, they are truth.

Farming Practice:Certified Organic

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Le Rocher Des ViolettesXavier Weisskopf founded Le Rocher des Violettes in 2005 after studying winemaking in Chablis and Beaune and earning his degree in viticulture and oenology. He quickly went to work for the hard working and demanding Lous Barruol at famed Gigondas producer Chateau de Saint Cosme. He quickly rose to the rank of chef du cave, making 4 vintages during his tenure. His love for Chenin Blanc drew him to Montlouis, where an underappreciation of this historic appellation allowed him to acquire 9 hectares of sacred old vine sites (mostly planted pre WWII!). He immediately converted the farming of all his vines to certified organics, with the aim to allow these precious old vines to speak without obfuscation. This traditional philosophy extends into the cellar where his use of older barrels shows the deft touch of true Chenin zen. His goal is simply to make wines of clarity and focus, in very much a Thibaud Boudignon-esque style of laser precision. The results are inarguable; they are fact, they are truth.

Farming Practice:Certified Organic

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Reviews (4)

Max

delightfully fresh and flavorful

Loring

Another hit from the Loire

"Off dry but crisp. A well made wine that goes nicely with a variety of foods. We're getting more..."

Thomas

private review

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