Chenin Blanc white wine is macerated on the skins for 4 weeks
This nuanced Chenin Blanc explodes with ripe, sunk-kissed apricot and spice on the nose. With threads of classic wood polish woven through. Beautiful acidy and a litte bit wild - everything you would want in a stellar orange wine. If you are an orange wine fan - you will love this gem!
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, where he 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.
100% Chenin Blanc
From the lieu-dit “Le Grand Poirier” in Montlouis
70+ year old vines
Dense clay and silex stones before hitting pure limestone