Le Rocher des Violettes Montlouis Cuvée Touche Mitaine
Le Rocher des Violettes
From the winemaker:
From a seven and a half acre parcel named 'Touch of the Mitten' because it’s cold up there during pruning season. Planted primarily ini 1979, this is Xavier’s youngest parcel of Chenin, growing in limestone flint soil.
This is normally raised entirely in older barrels, although the very productive year of 2015 outpaced his supply of barrels so a third was raised in steel. The élevage goes for six months with regular lees stirring, after which the wine is bottled to preserve fruit and elegance. Production averages 1,875 cases.