Using exclusively manual harvesting allows us to attain grapes of optimum ripeness, either for producing light and fruity wines or wines with long ageing potential.
The wine is then matured in vats or in oak barrels of 500 litres.
Fermentation is done on a plot-by-plot basis for quality, using our exclusively Cabernet Franc grapes.
Clotilde, as her father René-Noël, wishes, above all, to focus on the traditional aspect of its vinifications. Her main objective is to obtain high quality wines, every year, while respecting the characteristics of each vintage.
This desire for perfectionism is recognized by the press since the 70's. Thus, the cuvée Les Rogelins is cited as a reference of the appellation, every year.
The rigorous work handed down from father to son finds his reward in the durable quality of some great vintages like 1947, 1959, 1976, 1989 and 1997, very pleasant to drink to this day.
Our vinifications are done without the addition of sulfites.
Even if we are not certified Organic Wine, the total SO2 content of our wines is much lower than the maximum content required in Organic Farming.
The only white wine of the estate comes from a manual harvest in two selections and a maturation on fine lees in ovoid tank and old barrels.
High aromatic intensity with citrus fruits and honey.
Balanced wine, fine and elegant.
Medium intensity colour with hints of dark purple.
Powerful nose of fresh red fruits.
A rich and generous wine with delicate, supple tannins and fresh red fruit flavours.
Medium intensity colour with hints of purple.
Intensely aromatic nose of black and morello cherry.
Round and voluptuous mouthfeel with silky tannins and long-lasting red fruit flavours.
Aged for four years in French oak barrels which have been used three to eight times. Oak ageing rounds the tannins of this wine.
« Vin non filtré »
For drinking within 5 to 10 years.
High aromatic intensity with blackcurrant, blueberry and pine resin notes.
Full-bodied, elegant wine with silky tannins. Flavours of jammy red and black fruit and spices.
Aged for two to four years in French oak barrels, with a third of new oak.
« Vin non filtré »
A highly recognized AOC Saumur Champigny wine (Long ageing potential).
Deep intensity of colour with black-cherry-like hints
Powerful aromas of black and dried fruit, mixed with notes of torrefaction.
Well structured with powerful flavours. Delicate tannins with a hint of vanilla and roast coffee bean.