Wine of the Year Revisited:
2015 Roches Neuves Les Mémoires

Posted by Joe Salamone

In 2016, I named Roches Neuves Les Mémoires my wine of the year.

The wine really made it clear that things had clicked into high gear at Roches Neuves.

The 2015 Mémoires stands as one of the most complicated and aristocratic Cabernet Francs you’ll ever taste.

Tasting the 2015s, it’s obvious that it's a great vintage for Roches Neuves. The 2015 Les Mémoires represents their magnum opus. Les Mémoires stands as one of the Loire's grandest examples of Cabernet Franc, boasting a startling depth, sophistication and old vine complexity,

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.

Les Mémoires’ old vines dig deep into limestone soils and turn out concentrated grapes that possess a haunting, nuanced complexity and noble stature. The 2015 shows an intensity, grandeur and lift that’s simply shocking. It soars with spice, flowers, earth and dark fruits, all effortlessly woven together.

The majority of the 200 or so cases of Les Mémoires produced in a given vintage are snapped up by Michelin starred restaurants in France. I'm very happy to have another chance to offer the 2015 Memoires. It stands as a monument to one of the Loire's elite producers.

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

Joe Salamone

Wine Buyer
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