100 Year-Old Vines: 200 Cases Produced
- 2014 & 2016 Roches Neuves Saumur-Champigny Les Mémoires

Posted by Joe Salamone

There's no doubt that Les Mémoires stands as one of the Loire's grandest examples of Cabernet Franc, boasting a startling depth, sophistication and old vine complexity.

Roches Neuves is one of the Loire's elite producers.

The Revue du Vin de France awarded Roches Neuves their highest ranking (3 Stars), a distinction that they share only with Clos Rougeard in the Loire.

For many, Les Mémoires is Roches Neuves' top wine.

Les Mémoires’ over 100-year-old vines dig deep into limestone soils and turn out concentrated grapes that possess a haunting, nuanced complexity and noble stature. Today, I'm very happy of offer two vintages of Mémoires.

The 2016 vintage was a low yielding one that really required producers to work hard. Roches Neuves 2016s stand out for the way they carry their concentration with seamless and intricate vibrancy. The 2016 Memoires soars with spice, flowers, earth and dark fruits, all effortlessly woven together.

The 2014 is a really strong vintage of Memoires. It shows real substance and crystal-clear acidity. The vintage made for a Mémoires of real intensity with poise and finesse.

Judging by the responses to our offers, word is out on Roches Neuves. Any time we've offered Roches Neuves, we've quickly sold out and scrambled to try to find more. Out of the entire line-up, we receive the least Mémoires available. Please give us your ideal order and we'll try our best.

To order, reply to offers@crushwineco.com or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Joe Salamone

Wine Buyer
Crush Wine & Spirits