Les Rocher des Violettes Petillant Originel

Les Rocher des Violettes Petillant Originel


Country: France

Region: Loire Valley

Grapes: Chenin Blanc

Vintage: 2017

After studying winemaking in Chablis and Beaune, Xavier Weisskopf founded Les Rocher des Violettes with the purchase of several small parcels of old vines in Montlouis. His ancient Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Franc vines were mostly planted pre-WWII, with some reaching 120 years old. Farmed organically, hand-harvested and vinified with a light touch, The resulting wines are beautifully textured with bags of personality and laser precision.

This is his rich and spicy pet-nat aged on the lees for 28 months. Intense baked apple, pear and toast aromas with a chalky, saline minerality and fine bubbles.