Overview of the Wine
The Roger family comes from a long line of winegrowers from the village of Bué. The first texts that mention the family name date back to the early 17th century. Jean-Max Roger took over the four hectares of vines left to him by his parents in the early 1970s and expanded the estate to its current size, 26 hectares. Beginning in 2004, two of his three sons, Etienne and Thibault, came back to work at the estate after various professional experiences in France and abroad.
Today, the estate covers a surface area of 26 hectares in the Sancerre AOC, along the Loire River. It also includes 5 hectares of vines located in the Menetou-Salon AOC area of production where the first plantations date back to 1981. They produce white wines made from Sauvignon Blanc as well as reds and rosés made from Pinot Noir. They also sell Pouilly-Fumé, a neighbouring appellation located opposite Sancerre on the left bank of the Loire.
Grape / Blend
Loire Valley, France
Winemaker's Tasting Notes
This blend of grapes from plots in the villages of AmIgny, Sancerre and Vinon fully expresses the stony calcareous “caillottes” terroir it hails from. Fruity freshness, finesse, vivacity and minerality characterize this wine. It is expressive, combining notes typical of the varietal (rhubarb, broom),floral (hawthorn) and fruit (grapefruit, lemon). Starts off bold on the palate offering dense structure and well-balanced acidity with lemony accents. Lasting finish evocative of fresh fruit.
91.5 Points - Ian Blackburn
Appearance 14/15, Aromas 23/25, Body / Structure 22.5/25, Overall Impression 32/35 - the smell of summer - drilling with minerality - I love Sancerre and I love this value: Less than $30 at Merchant of Wine
Product Size: 750ml