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2013 Domaine Des Roches Neuves Saumur Clos Romans

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May 8, 2022 - $61



91+ The Wine Advocate

...very clear, mineral and elegant on the nose... This is a pure, citric-fresh and very minerally structured wine with an almost steely character... Attractive aromas of quince and pineapples in the aftertaste. Very well structured.

91Vinous / IWC

... Apricot, honeydew melon and white pepper on the nose, along with a hint of anise. Full-bodied, concentrated and slightly phenolic, with considerable power. Flavors of ripe yellow apple and wet rock are balanced on a taut line of refreshing acidity, with salty minerals lingering on the finish...

18Jancis Robinson

... On the nose, it's stone, slaty and woolly. Loads of honey, yet beautifully understated. Persistent core concentration and depth. Fiercely impressive – a real Chenin masterclass.


France, Loire Valley, Saumur

The Loire Valley in central France is home to numerous important appellations and sub-appellations. Its 185,000 vineyard acres include 87 appellations in Anjou, Samur, Touraine and Chinon, among other areas. The Loire River, which stretches from Nantes on the Atlantic Coast to Orleans, about 80 miles south of Paris, has been a boon to winemaking in the region ever since the Romans planted vineyards some 2,000 years ago. The river moderates the climate in the Loire Valley, which in the 11th and 12th centuries produced wine that was more prized than the wines of Bordeaux or Burgundy. Today the Loire Valley is best known for its white wines, though it actually produces as much red and white wine. The prestigious white wines of the region are Sancerre, Pouilly-Fumé, Muscadet and Vouvray. The white grapes most frequently grown are Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc and Melon de Bourgogne. The best red wines are typically Cabernet Franc or Gamay. Though Loire Valley wines are widely admired in France, outside of the country they suffer from a lack of recognition. In writing about Loire wines, Hugh Johnson has noted that the “classic word for them is charming; the classic mystery that they are not more appreciated outside of France.”


White Wine, Chenin Blanc

This light-bodied white wine grape has zest and versatility depending on its style. It is grown extensively in South Africa, where wineries produce dry wines. Traditional French Chenin Blancs are sweet. It is closest to Pinot Gris and Sauvignon Blanc.