Saumur Blanc 'La Jouvencelle' Domaine de Rocheville
The Saumur Champigny appellation is one of the best-known Loire wines. Protected on the south-east by the forest of Fontevraud, by the Loire on the north-east and by the Thouet on the west, it enjoys the lowest rainfall in the region, with an average of 600mm per annum. By comparison, Angers, which is 40km away, has 850 mm p.a. and Cholet, 60km away, has an average annual rainfall of 950mm.
Domaine de Rocheville is one of the latest vineyards to be created in the Saumur Champigny appellation. Philippe Porché, a wine enthusiast, had been looking for a vineyard in this area for years: after several trials. He finally discovered the land in Parnay, where he based Domaine de Rocheville, at the end of 2004. The first grapes were harvested in 2005, thanks to the help of his wife, Agnes, and JeromeCallet, a young soil specialist. Since then they have moved on with a succession of wines, a wider experience, a sharper philosophy, and their reputation and fame have steadily increased.
La Jouvencelle is a lively and refreshing Saumur white wine, an elixir of youth!
Colour combining delicate nuances of green and gold. Tropical and citrus fruit aromas and floral notes with a hint of vanilla. A very well-balanced wine, with a suave, discreet attack and an elegant, fresh and very fruity finish in the mouth.
100% Chenin Blanc, from a special part of the vineyard on sandy clay soil.. South-south-west exposition.
The grapes are gently pressed in a pneumatic press, then the juice is put into large barrels for the alcoholic fermentation. The Jouvencelle is stirred regularly if necessary, so the juice is enhanced by the fine lees. Ageing from 6 to 9 months depending on the vintage, to get the best from the Chenin’s freshness and fruit.
Perfect as an aperitif, the Jouvencelle goes very well with grilled fish, fried prawns, Blanquette of veal and choucroute, and blue cheese and goats’ cheese. Serve cold, between 12° and 14°C
Delicious when it is young, the Jouvencelle will retain its freshness for nearly 10 years in the cellar.
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