Domaine de Rocheville, Saumur ‘La Dame’, Chenon Blanc, Loire Valley, France

Superlative: 92/100

Attention! Please!

Philip's wines are getting more attention and he’s certainly grabbed ours.

On the Côte de Parnay, 7km from Saumur, the Domaine de Rocheville is devoted to sustainable and integrated vine growing methods.

Medium-deep lemon-yellow colour with a burnished gold core. Subtly aldehyde/prep oxidative nose with attractive aromas of wet stone, rhubarb, some waxy funk, a little bit of chopped nuts, light smoky tones, a hint of caramel and a sappy touch of minty herbal greenness.

Super easy to enjoy

A very distinctive, precise and quite sophisticated Chenin Blanc that feels both very youthful and relatively evolved at the same time.

Final verdict

Climate: Maritime

Soil: Chalk

Flavours: Nutty

Structure: Silky

Style: Bold

Closure: Cork

Approach: Conventional