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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 Rouge La Grange Dîmière

:: 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.

The name “La Grange Dîmière” refers to one of Bué’s ancient tithe barns. Jean-Max Roger’s ancestors used it for making their wine and today it remains the oldest part of their winery.

Grape varieties::

100% Pinot Noir planted in the Sancerrois region’s three main soil types: flint, “terres blanches” and “caillottes”. It is the diversity of these soils that makes this red Sancerre unique.

ageing::

20 to 30% of the wine is aged in 300-litre oak barrels while the remainder is aged in stainless steel tanks where it undergoes malolactic fermentation. The wine is aged for 10 to 15 months. The wine is Kieselguhr filtered.

appearance::

Bright ruby red.

nose::

The wine remains fresh and fruity while boasting elegance and complexity.

taste::

It shows great finesse, with its aromas of red berries echoed on the palate, underscored by a touch of spice. The tannins are soft and elegant.

Food pairing::

This wine may be cellared for 5 years, or even longer for great vintages.
It is best served with deli meats, grilled or roasted red meats, white meats, veal and small game. It is the ideal wine to serve throughout an entire meal.

Closure::

Natural cork.

% alc./vol. ::

12.5