An 11th Century Clos:
2019 Roches Neuves Saumur Blanc Clos Romans

Posted by Joe Salamone

Along with the Memoires Rouge, the Clos Romans Blanc represents the top of Roches Neuves' range.

Clos Romans is one of the most important wines of the Loire. Many tasters compare it to Corton-Charlemagne. That helps convey the amount of regal complexity and soaring tension that it offers.

photo of label of Roches Neuves Saumur Blanc Clos Romans

Clos Romans is a walled vineyard dating back to the 11th century. It's a site with a thin layer of sandy clay and solid limestone bedrock underneath. What results is a wine of dramatic grandeur and elegance.

Roches Neuves' Thierry Germain purchased the Clos in 2007 and released the first vintage in 2010. With each passing vintage, we've watched the wine grow more refined, more chiseled, and even more multifaceted.

In any vintage, Clos Romans possesses a stately presence with a pristine, driving core of acidity. The 2019 Clos Romans Blanc makes its noble breeding clear. There's such finesse and an ultra-fine thread of acidity that lends levity and refinement to the wine's saturating textural complexity. 

The wine has few peers in the Loire. Sadly, Clos Romans comes from a small parcel and has a cult following in Europe. Our parcel is very modest. Please give us your ideal order, and we'll try our best. 

To order, email or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Joe Salamone
Wine Buyer
Crush Wine & Spirits

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2019 Roches Neuves Saumur Blanc Clos Romans

750 ml