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Loire Royalty - In Top Form
2019 Roches Neuves Saumur Blanc Clos de l'Échelier

The l’Échelier Blanc is always the most incisively mineral of Roches Neuves' whites. Clos de l’Échelier is a 1.8ha clos (a walled vineyard) that has hard limestone soils.

Century Old Vines
2019 Roches Neuves Saumur-Champigny Les Mémoires

This is very much the story of old vines, ones that are over hundred years old, that dig deep into limestone.

Ungrafted Saumur
2017 Roches Neuves Saumur-Champigny Franc de Pied

The Franc de Pied is based on vines that have never been grafted on to American root stock as nearly all of Europe's vines have been to escape phylloxera.

3 - Star Loire
2018 Roches Neuves Saumur Blanc Clos de l'Echelier & Clos Romans

Roches Neuves is one of the Loire's great estates. Today, we focus on their two Chenin Blancs, Clos de l'Echelier and Clos Romans. Both are absolutely dynamite expressions of the grape.

The Chambolle of the Loire:
2015 Roches Neuves Saumur-Champigny Clos de l'Echelier

It's rare that people compare a Cab Franc to Chambolle, but that's how people talk about l'Echelier.

An 11th Century Clos - 50 Cases Made:
2015 Roches Neuves Saumur Blanc Clos Romans

For us, Roches Neuves Clos Romans Blanc is one of the great expressions of Chenin.

Wine of the Year #1
Joe's Pick - 2015 Roches Neuves Les Mémoires

Les Mémoires is sourced from a tiny parcel of 100+ year old vines. It is one of the most intriguing and profound expressions of Cabernet Franc.