Chenin Blanc - Touche Mitaine - Le Rocher des Violettes - Montlouis sur Loire - Organic
The Somerset Wine Co
The “Touche Mitaine” Chenin Blanc comes from a 4-hectare parcel located on the slopes of Saint Martin le Beau. The terroir is 1.5m of clay/silex stones before hitting pure chalk. 75% of the wine is vinified in old oak and 25% in stainless steel.
Xavier Weisskopf founded Le Rocher des Violettes in 2005 having studied winemaking in Chablis and Beaune and completed a degree in oenology and viticulture. Xavier acquired old vine site parcels in Montlouis, mostly planted pre WW11, with some parcels reaching over 120 years old ! He immediately converted his 13 hectare to certified organic viticulture and all the grapes are picked by hand. The results are beautifully textured, individual dry wines with bags of personality and laser precision.