Le Rocher des Violettes, Montlouis-sur-Loire Touche-Mitaine 2018Regular price $22.00 Save $-22.00
Variety: Chenin Blanc
Young, upcoming winemaker Xavier Weisskopf founded Le Rocher des Violettes in 2005 after studying winemaking in Chablis and Beaune. He then went to work for the hard-working and demanding Louis Barruol at famed producer Chateau de Saint Cosme in Gigondas. Xavier's love for Chenin Blanc drew him to Montlouis in the middle Loire, where an underappreciation of this historic appellation allowed him to acquire nine 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. He achieved his goal in the 'Touche-Mitaine' bottling from a single parcel of 35+ year old vines resulting in a racy, intense, and focused Chenin Blanc.