Domaine du Nozay

Loire, France

La Roseraie — 2020

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  • Vineyard Profile

    • This terroir is very rich in shell fossils and has the particularity of whitening as it dries, hence its local name of Terres Blanches “white lands”. Being also sticky and very difficult to access when wet, it is also found under the term “big earth”. This layer is a succession of very irregular thicknesses comprised of marl interspersed with limestone beds. This wine is the usual Château du Nozay but was declassified from the appellation in 2020.

    • Viticulture: Organic & Biodynamic
    • Soil: Kimmeridgian marls
    • Exposure: 220 meters high at the bottom of the Nozay's valley, slight eastern slope with vines planted east to west.
  • Vintage Report

    • 2020 was one of the rare few frost-free vintages in recent years. Late winter to early March was wet, followed by a dry and sunny Spring. A few occasional heat spikes occurred throughout the summer, followed by a very hot September, which lead to an early harvest with regular yields.

  • Vinification

    • Fermentation: Naturally, in barrels and stainless steel vats
    • Aging: 12 months in barrels and stainless steel vats
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
    • Alcohol: 14.07%
  • Tasting Notes

    • A golden yellow color, very luminous which will allow the dazzling of our palate and will release all its length, with supple acidity and tannic structure.

      On the nose, white flower and citrus fruits are lifted very slightly by the saline sides of the wood and on the palate, we find rich full-bodied flavors of pear, its exotic fruit, concentration, and balanced acidity.

      It is a wine of great finesse and which will please you with its power.