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Connexion Oenophilia represents fine wines produced by exceptional estates, many of them family-owned.  All are committed to producing wines of superb quality.

 

Jean-Max Roger

Sancerre Blanc Vieilles Vignes

Loire :: France

http://www.jean-max-roger.fr/

Estate::

The ROGER family descends from a long line of winegrowers from the village of Bué. The first texts that mention the name date back to the early 17th century.
Jean-Max Roger took over the four hectares of vines left to him by his parents in the early 1970s and expanded the estate to its current size. Beginning in 2004, two of his three sons, Etienne and Thibault, came back to work at the estate after various professional careers in France and abroad. His third son, Xavier, lives his passion for wine in the Languedoc-Roussillon region.
Today, the estate covers a surface area of 26 ha in the Sancerre AOC area of production which is located along the Loire River. It also includes 6 ha of vines located in the Menetou-Salon AOC area of production where the first plantations date back to 1981. They produce white wines made from Sauvignon Blanc as well as reds and rosés from Pinot Noir. They also produce Pouilly-Fumé, in the neighbouring appellation located opposite Sancerre on the left bank of the Loire.

Grape varieties::

Sauvignon Blanc

Vinification::

Very long fermentation allows for the development of a maximum of aromas which complement the richness and structure provided by these old vines and their very limited yields.

ageing::

This wine’s powerful structure is highlighted by ageing of a portion of the cuvée in 400-litre oak barrels. This type of container is the ideal size for getting the most out of the fruitiness of the grape and the characteristics of the oak.

appearance::

Pale straw yellow

nose::

Complex aromas of ripe orchard fruits, white flowers with a whiff of smokiness.

taste::

Velvety smooth with balanced acids that linger on the finish.

Food pairing::

Smoked lake trout, Crotin de Chavignol cheese.

Closure::

Natural cork

Ratings::

92 Globe & Mail, Beppi Crosariol (Nov. 2017)

90/100 Gilbert & Gaillard 2017

 

% alc./vol. ::

13.5