Le Rocher Des Violettes

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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Rocher des Violettes Montlouis sur Loire 2017
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92  Wine & Spirits 
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
Item Number: 30782
Bottle:$17.95
Case: $215.40
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Le Rocher des Violettes Chenin Blanc 2014
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93  Wine & Spirits 
Wine & Spirits 93 "Xavier Weisskopf makes this wine from his youngest parcel of vines—30 years old—grown in silex and clay. Pascaline Lepeltier of NYC’s Rouge Tomate called this “a chenin for guys who like extra-brut Champagne—super lean, pristine.” That clean precision of chenin on silex captures