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Roc’h Avel

Terre de l'Elu

Roc’h Avel Bottle
Appellation
Vin de France (Anjou)
Variety
Chenin Blanc
Age of Vines
70
Farming
Certified organic (ECOCERT) & biodynamic (DEMETER)
Soil
Schist, sandstone, quartzite
Altitude
70 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, gentle whole cluster pressing, natural yeast fermentation in large oak vats
Aging
6 months on the fine lies in oak vats, no stirring

Overview

Roc’h Avel comes from the terroir of l’Aiglerie, a place well know for the quality of its Cabernet Franc. Scattered among the vines of Cabernet Franc are 70 year old Chenin – all grown on sandstone, schist, and quartzite soils. To preserve the purity of this terroir and its old vines, Roc’h Avel is pressed, whole cluster directly into oak vats for an indigenous fermentation and slow, undisturbed aging. 

Loire, France
  • Location
    Loire, France
  • Appellation
    Vin de France (Anjou)
  • Proprietor
    Thomas & Charlotte Carsin
  • Winemaker
    Thomas Carsin
  • Size / Elevation
    22 hectares / 60–80 meters
  • Portfolio
    Jon-David Headrick Selections

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