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2016 Roches Neuves Saumur-Champigny Clos de l'Echelier

Posted by Joe Salamone

Clos de l’Echelier is a 1.8ha clos (a walled vineyard) on hard limestone soils.

And from this site comes one of the singular expressions of Cabernet Franc.

Roches Neuves' Clos de l’Echelier possesses an incredible perfume and lifted finesse. The fact that people reach for Chambolle to draw comparisons helps to drive home how elegant and how unique it is.

We're very happy to offer Roches Neuves' 2016 Saumur-Champigny Clos de l'Echelier for $59.95 per bottle and $54.95 in 4-packs.

2016 is a fascinating l'Echelier Rouge. Roches Neuves' 2016s are dense and penetrating, but they also have a lovely verve and agility. As you might expect, when it comes to the latter, it's the l'Echelier that highlights these qualities the best.

The 2016 has a beautiful precision and sleek minerality. It's really impressive how it combines concentration with a fineness and delicacy.

In any given vintage, only about 4,800 bottles are produced and 2016 is a short vintage. There's really not much of this wine to go around. Please give us your ideal order and we'll try our best.

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

Joe Salamone

Wine Buyer

Crush Wine & Spirits

2016 Roches Neuves

Saumur-Champigny Clos de l'Echelier

Special Bottle Price: $59.95

Special 4-Pack Price: $219.80 ($54.95 / btl)