Quart de Chaume Grand Cru, Château de Plaisance, Guy Rochais 2016
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.
Intense and bright, with a citrus edge to the pear, pineapple and apricot fruits. In the mouth the intensity of fruit never lessens, complex, with honey and just a touch of creaminess, pineapple and apricot, with a citrus tang to the long finish.
Grape: 100% Chenin Blanc