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Saumur Blanc Sec 'La Jouvencelle', Domaine de Roche Ville 2019

White Wine from France - Loire
The young lady (jouvencelle) portrayed on the label characterises the style of this fresh, elegant Loire chenin, with apple-tinged fruit and fresh core of acidity.
Price: £13.95 Bottle
Price: £83.50 Case of 6
In Stock
Code: LO16841

Wine characteristics

  • White Wine
  • Dry
  • Chenin Blanc
  • 12.5% Alcohol
  • No oak influence
  • Now to 2023
  • 75cl
  • Cork, plastic

Domaine de Roche Ville

Owner Philippe Porché made a fortune in French supermarkets and invested here 10 years ago, building a high-tech winery on land bought from a coopérateur, as well as a large function venue, in Parnay. He has transformed the domaine, investing in a brand new winery and state-of-the-art equipment to fill it, including new and variously sized tanks.

They are Terra Vitis accredited, which means that they operate under a regime that keeps concern for the environment to the fore. Their name of their wine ‘Le Page’ means The Pageboy and comes principally from the lieu-dit of Les Hautes Varennes.

Loire Vintage 2019

Yet another exceptional vintage! Perhaps these atypical years are the vintages of the future? 2019 was another year of extremes and nail biting, with temperatures even in the Loire Atlantique nudging 40C more than once last summer. With so little rain, there were concerns over whether the fruit would actually ripen, but sure enough, some rain did arrive: a little in mid-August, a little more in early to mid-September, depending on the location, refreshing the vines and allowing them to ripen their healthy fruit in fine conditions.

There will be some great reds, with the chance to keep some in store for the future. Whites are ripe and healthy, with, remarkably, a little more freshness than the 2018s, so it will be a great year to explore the length of the Loire.

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