Château de La Roche en Loire Cuvée Sophie 2012 Loire, France
Golden colour. Notes of lemon, lemon zest and wet wool. Dry, showing exquisitely balanced acidity with precisely defined citrusy flavours of lemon and grapefruit. Broad and ripe with a gentle touch of bitterness bringing a long and satisfying saline finish. If you’re patient, a wine like this one will keep for another decade at least in a good cellar.
About the winemaker
Château de La Roche en Loire is a manor house dating back to the 16th century, located in the small appellation of Touraine Azay-le-Rideau in the Loire valley, in France. A 35 hectares estate – of which six of vines – bordered on one side by the forest of Chinon, Château de La Roche en Loire produces magnificent white wines made from the Chenin Blanc variety and delicious red and rosé wines made from the Cabernet Franc, Côt and Grolleau varieties. Vines have always been grown there and La Roche en Loire used to supply the royal court in Versailles. Louis-Jean Sylvos – who ran his own company selling street furniture – acquired the domain in 2001. His vines are grown on sand-clay soils rich in flint stones. Self-taught, Louis-Jean also cultivates organic cereals. Château de La Roche en Loire has been certified organic and biodynamic since 2002 and is a member of the Renaissance des Appellations association since 2012.
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