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Savennières Roche aux Moines

Damien Laureau

Savennières Roche aux Moines Bottle
Appellation
Savennières Roche-aux-Moines
Variety
Chenin Blanc
Age of Vines
8-16
Farming
Certified organic (ECOCERT)
Soil
Schist, sand
Altitude
50-55 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, natural yeast fermentation in two 400L French oak barels
Aging
14 months in two 400L French oak barrels, bottled unfined and unfiltered

Overview

Damien’s leases just .25 ha of younger vines in Roche-aux-Moines – a cru of Savennieres renown for its volcanic schist soils, and silky, complex and age-worthy wines. A well-exposed site it can be harvested late without danger of botrytis. Damien ferments this wine in two oak casks where it ages for 14 months. Due to his non-interventionist approach to winemaking, this cuvée may or may not go through malo depending on the vintage.

Ratings & Reviews

94

2014 Savennières Roche aux Moines

Source: WA

95+

2012 Savennières Roche aux Moines

Source: WA

Loire, France
  • Location
    Loire, France
  • Appellation
    Savennières Roche-aux-Moines
  • Proprietor
    Damien Laureau
  • Winemaker
    Damien Laureau
  • Size / Elevation
    8.5 hectares / 30-50 meters
  • Portfolio
    Jon-David Headrick Selections

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