Domaine de Rocheville, 'La Jouvencelle', Saumur AOC, France

£15.99

An interesting wine from the Loire. It's Chenin Blanc, which normally makes Vouvray wines, but this example is a clean dry style made away from the classic appellation area. Very refreshing. Touches of flinty wet stone aromas, citrus, delicate flowers, and a lovely texture with a crisp finish. It's versatile and food friendly.

This is probably the newest (and certainly most exciting) estate in the Saumur-Champigny appellation, even though the age of the vines average around 30 years. It was founded in 2005 by Philippe Porché and his wife, Agnès who purchased the vineyard and modest farmhouse from the estate of a deceased cooperateur-vigneron. The wines are made under the guidance of young viticulturalist, Jérome Callet in a modern cellar, which would not look out of place in the Napa Valley.

Producer: Domaine de Rocheville

Country: France

Region: Loire

Grapes: Chenin Blanc 100%

Alcohol: 13.0%

Status: Organic Practices