SAVENNIERES ROCHE AUX MOINES

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SAVENNIERES ROCHE AUX MOINES

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On July 2nd 1214, the fortress at La Roche aux Moines was besieged by King John of England, also known as John Lackland. The armies of Philippe Auguste,  king of France, drove back the English, and this attempt by the king of England to defeat King Philippe was the prelude to the Battle of Bouvines. 

Climate

Clima

Mesoclimatic influences (a microclimate in which Mediterranean plant life thrives). This sloping vineyard overlooking the Loire faces south, encouraging full ripeness in the grapes.

Soil type

Shallow soils made up of sandstone schist with seams of volcanic rock and aeolian sands. 

Varietals

Chenin

Colour(s) and Style(s)

Dry, half-dry and sweet white

Annual Production*

300 hl

40 000 bottles

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Producers

6

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Basic Yield

30 hl/ha

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Conservation

12 °C 

elevage 10 - 15 years

10 - 15 years, can be much longer for the best vintages

Best decanted

Food and Wine Parings

Menu
Main Course

Smoked Loire Eel or Grilled Salmon

White Pudding with Truffles

Fried Scallops or Lobster in Sauce

Cheese

Full-flavoured Artisan Cheeses such as Livarot

Maroilles or Selles sur Cher

Degustation
Look

Deep to light golden yellow with straw-yellow highlights, moving to old gold with amber highlights. 

Nose

Scents of lime blossom, aniseed, grapefruit, pear, jasmine, white peach and florals

With age: More  intense, complex aromas featuring beeswax and dried fruit. 

Palate

Excellent persistence and complexity of flavour. Good freshness, lots of minerality

* Annual average over the last 5 years

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