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Rouères

Domaine Belargus

Rouères Bottle
Appellation
Anjou
Variety
Chenin Blanc
Farming
Certified organic
Soil
Sandy clay, puddingstone
Altitude
30-65 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, direct pressing, natural yeast fermentation
Aging
24 months in 400L French oak barrels

Overview

Les Rouères is an eastern and southeastern-facing lieu-dit of Quarts de Chaume, where the soils are dominated by puddingstone rather than schist. This soil type, a naturally loose conglomerate with various sized pebbles, is notable for radiating daytime heat well into the evening, so while this site might not have the warmest exposure in Quarts de Chaume, the terroir makes up for it. Domain Belargus owns 2.96-hectares of vines in this lieu-dit and makes two cuvées from this site, a dry wine bearing the Anjou appellation and a late harvest wine labeled Quarts de Chaume.

Ratings & Reviews

93

2018 Rouères

Source: Decanter

96

2018 Rouères

Source: WA

Loire, France
  • Location
    Loire, France
  • Appellation
    Anjou
  • Proprietor
    Ivan Massonnat
  • Winemaker
    Adrien Moreau
  • Size / Elevation
    24 hectares / 20-65 meters

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