Domaine de la Roche Bleue - Jasniéres - Loire

Domaine de la Roche Bleue - Jasniéres - Loire

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Variety: 100% Chenin
Abv: 13.5%
Region: AOC Jasnières

Terroir: Several vineyard plots for this cuvée, blending different terroirs covering an area of 1.70 hectares. Soil predominantly clay with flint, some with red clays on limestone subsoil. 

Vines on south/southeast facing slopes, lower and mid-slope. Yield of 45 hectoliters per hectare, 10,000 bottles in 2022, with an average vine age of 30 years. 

Winemaking: Long and gentle pressing of whole clusters using a pneumatic press. No sulfiting in 2022 on must. Light settling in tank then barrel aging with choice of wood (3/4 oak and 1/4 acacia), barrel age (1 to 8 wines), and barrel volume (228, 400, and 500 L), separating different pressings and parcel selection. 

One-year fermentation in barrel without racking, blending after one year separately then mass transfer to tank for 2 months before bottling. Sulfiting at bottling 2/3 g per hl. Filtration on earth.

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