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Anjou Rouge 'L'Ardoise', Domaine des Rochelles 2020

Red Wine from France - Loire
5.000000000 star rating 1 Reviews
Now fully certified organic, the Lebretons' range starts with this light, fresh, brasserie-style cabernet franc, made to be drunk young and fruity.
Price: £9.25 Bottle
Price: £111.00 Case of 12 (out of stock)
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Code: LO16611

Wine characteristics

  • Red Wine
  • Light to medium-bodied
  • Cabernet Franc
  • 75cl
  • Now to 2023
  • 12.5% Alcohol
  • no oak influence
  • Cork, diam

Lebreton

The 58-hectare estate of Domaine des Rochelles lies in the Aubance region close to the south bank of the Loire. Its history is closely linked to the appellations of Anjou and Anjou-Villages which were, to a large extent, defined by a previous head of the family domaine, Hubert Lebreton. The domaine is now run by Hubert’s son, Jean-Yves and his son in turn, Jean-Hubert, who is the fifth generation to farm the land here. Jean-Hubert spent a period of his winemaking training at Châteaux Pichon-Longueville and Suduiraut in Bordeaux before returning to help his father.

All the grapes here are grown on finely drained slate and schist soils with the vineyards worked to achieve maximum ripeness and smooth tannins. There is a wide portfolio of wine colours and styles produced however it is the finely structured domaine reds including Anjou Rouge L’Ardoise and Anjou-Villages Brissac which The Society follows. These are plump, supple cabernet-franc dominated wines. Domaine des Rochelles is unusual in the Loire in that it also produces good cabernet sauvignon through extremely careful work in the vineyards.

The Guardian

I love a Loire cabernet franc, and this joyously fruity example is the region at its best. Drink with grilled asparagus.

Fiona Beckett

The Daily Telegraph

A gorgeous red Anjou that is completely unoaked and smells quite bloody (in a good way).

Victoria Moore

The Daily Telegraph

I recently tasted a red Anjou that I absolutely loved, from Domaine des Rochelles, an organically farmed estate owned by the Lebreton family. I was tasting at my kitchen table from dozens of mini bottles ...
I recently tasted a red Anjou that I absolutely loved, from Domaine des Rochelles, an organically farmed estate owned by the Lebreton family. I was tasting at my kitchen table from dozens of mini bottles and immediately texted a friend I knew had done the same tasting to say how brilliant I thought it was. ‘I have literally just bought six bottles,’ he replied. -
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Victoria Moore

JancisRobinson.com

Mid garnet. Fresh nose and a relatively soft structure. Easy-peasy but unchallenging. 15.5/20

Jancis Robinson

wine-pages.com

The chameleon cabernet franc can reach high alcohols, but here a very modest 12.5% does for a certified organic Anjou wine made in concrete tanks. It is pretty, brightly red-fruited and has a certain...
The chameleon cabernet franc can reach high alcohols, but here a very modest 12.5% does for a certified organic Anjou wine made in concrete tanks. It is pretty, brightly red-fruited and has a certain floral and green herb lift. In the mouth it is lightweight and elegant, with nicely ripe fruit, no great length, but good balance as some spices join the modest tannins and pert cherry acid of the finish. Useful summer drinking, maybe lightly chilled. 88/100
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Tom Cannavan

The Scotsman

For those who like the light fresh side of cabernet franc, this Anjou Rouge has an attractive juicy fruit and vibrant acidity without being too raw and extracted. Serve this summery red slightly chilled...
For those who like the light fresh side of cabernet franc, this Anjou Rouge has an attractive juicy fruit and vibrant acidity without being too raw and extracted. Serve this summery red slightly chilled on its own or with a platter of charcuterie.
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Rose Murray Brown

The Guardian

Scrumptiously juicy Loire cabernet franc that’s made for charcuterie.

Fiona Beckett

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