Savennières Château de Plaisance, Guy Rochais 2020
Château de Plaisance, Guy Rochais
Located on the Butte de Chaume, commune of Rochefort-sur-Loire, Plaisance is a prestigious and biodynamic domain of 25 hectares, including 21 hectares of Chenin on the AOC thatch, quarter of thatch and even Savennières. Guy Rochais, its owner, was always enigmatic and mischievous, preferring to evoke the future Ronceray appellation, a dry white anjou for keeping, rather than the sale of his estate. Obviously heartbreaking for this exceptional and rebellious winegrower, pinned down in his time by the INAO for its "Guy Rochais dry stubble" which he renamed Insolent de Chaume. The AOC Chaume can only be applied to a sweet wine, that is the law.
Such delicious Chenin, intense, layers of fruit richness, quince, honey, hay and peach. Such gorgeous concentration, rich yet dry, textured and fruit filled, the finish is phenomenal as the acidity gives a zing and ping to the long finish. This is definitely a wine that lives long in the memory and is set up for a good few years of drinking pleasure.
Grape: Chenin Blanc