2019 calendar

October Wines of the Month-Domaine de la Rochette

October 1, 2019

Domaine de la Rochette has been in Vincent Leclair's family for four generations.The domaine is located in Pouille, a small wine village on the slopes of the Cher River in the heart of the Loire Valley. The vineyard is located on the sides of the river and benefits from a semi-continental climate on multiple terroirs and “perruche” (made of clay with flint, silica and gravel). Most of the parcels, especially for the Sauvignon, are in the “premiere Côtes” with a beautiful exposure and rather steep slope, perfect for natural drainage. Indulge yourself with these expressive wines all month long!

 

2017 Domaine de la Rochette Touraine Chenonceaux
Loire Valley, France
Named after the famous Loire château near which the grapes are grown. Notes of white and yellow flowers, cassis and mint open on the intense and elegant nose, combining grapefruit, tropical fruits and blackcurrant bud. The palate is round and fresh, having a clean minerality on the finish, floral and cassis notes with soft spices and richness from the oak aging. Sancerre aficionados will love this complex and elegant wine!
Medaille d’Or 2019 – Concours de Vins Mâcon
Regular Price $34.99 per bottle, $419.88 per case
Sale Price $24.99 per bottle, $299.88 per case

2018 Domaine De la Rochette Touraine Gamay
Loire Valley, France
This is a joyful Gamay, unpretentious, fruit-forward, and easy drinking from the central Loire Valley. A slight pepperiness and a perfume of violet delicately emerges from the glass. The Gamay grape, famous in Beaujolais, provides in the Loire a cleaner and sharper style. The tannins here are soft and smooth, giving an extremely refreshing style.
Gold Medal – Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge 2019
Regular Price $16.99 per bottle, $203.88 per case
Sale Price $12.99 per bottle, $155.88 per case

2018 Domaine de la Rochette Touraine Pineau d'Aunis Rosé
Loire Valley, France
An incredible rose from a 6 acre vineyard of Pineau d'Aunis vines. Opens with bright, fresh aromas of strawberries, raspberries and warm pound cake. Fruity and fresh with a unique spicy touch. A brilliant and attractive wine, with a bright and light pink "Provence" like color.
Regular Price $16.99 per bottle, $203.88 per case
Sale Price $12.99 per bottle, $155.88 per case