Organic. Vegan friendly
Area: Vin de France Loire
Grape: 100% Chenin Blanc (harvested manually)
The wine has a delicate nose of dried orange peel and caramelized quince, ripe pear, grape and a hint of cumin. Lovely round body with an impressive density, slightly creamy with well-integrated acidity. It is juicy and alive, and slides down incredibly easily. The vines are over 70 years old, which gives a very special taste. The yield is low and it is made from 50% loose grapes and 50% whole bunches, where the maceration takes place in steel tanks for a month. Then development in large conical French oak barrels for 7 months before bottling at the end of March. The wine has no added sulphur.
Chenin Orange is good for fried fish, chicken or other relatively light dishes.
Le Rocher des Violettes is located in Touraine between the rivers Cher and Loire on clay-limestone soil. In the area of Loire castles, in the town of St-Martin-Le-Beau, run by Xavier & Clémence Weisskopf. The soil is cultivated manually and the grapes are picked manually.
Xavier has been running Le Rocher des Violettes since he was 25 years old, and since 2010 his wife, Clémence, has been helping him in the administrative and commercial tasks. Xavier and Clémence have worked hard to make Le Rocher des Violettes what it is today. They have restored old vines to their original state, they have excavated the stone caves larger so that the wines can be stored in the best conditions. Their stone caves are excavated in the local stone "Tufa", and here the wines have a constant temperature between 13-14 degrees, which is very good for maturing and storing the wine. Furthermore, they have built a cellar on 4 levels to process the wines under gravity.