2017 Jean-Max Roger Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc

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Year 2017

Producer Jean-Max Roger
Region France, Cher, Bue

Variety Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol 12.5%

Size 750 ml

Serving temperature 10/13˚C

Type White

Pairing risotto or with cheeses

A blend of wines hailing from two types of terroirs – marls and stony calcareous “caillottes” – lends this wine all of its complexity. The finesse and fruit from the “caillottes” wines are complemented by the power and length of the marls. Exceptional citrus aromas and flavours along with appealing minerality. Refreshingly invigorating acidity. This wine needs a minimum of six months in the bottle in order to express all of its complexity.

 

Winemaking technics Produce wines reflecting the fruitiness and density of the vintage

Immediate pneumatic press, cold settlement for between 48 and 72 hours Protection against deterioration of aromas et elimination of vegetal fragments and dust

Long fermentation by natural yeasts with temperature control Development of the complexity of aromas

Ageing on heavy lees of fermentation until the first racking which occurred between February and April development of the minerality

Fining and filtration stabilisation of aromas and wine

Bottling in our estate with our own facilities wines are stocked two months at least before being released: the tasted wine has settled after bottling

Ageing potential 3 to 15 years

HISTORY

 

The Roger family descends from a long line of winegrowers from the village of Bué. The first written mention of the name dates back to the 17th century.

Up until the 1960s, generation after generation practised mixed farming and animal rearing - the husband would look after the vines while the wife would care for the goats. Jean-Max Roger took over the 4 hectares of vines that his parents had left to him in the early 1970s. With his wife Nicole, they focused on the vineyards and developed the estate to make it what it is today.
 

It was only natural that they pass on their love for wine and for the terroir to their sons. In 2004, after various experiences in France and abroad, Thibault and Etienne joined their father at the family estate.

Today, Thibault and Etienne continue to define the estate’s identity. A complementary team, they perpetuate the family know-how and techniques that they are perfecting vintage after vintage.

 

THE ESTATE

 

The estate covers a surface area of 34 ha, 28 ha of which bear the Sancerre appellation and 6 ha of Menetou-Salon. More than forty plots offer exceptional diversity of exposure, slope and soil profiles, dispersed among the region’s three most renowned terroirs.
This diversity, combined with our winemaking expertise, allows each of our wines to express all of the uniqueness of their terroirs through their structure, elegance and finesse.
We apply the same exacting criteria in selecting the wines that make up our Pouilly-Fumé cuvée.

Three major types of terroirs make up the Sancerre, Menetou-Salon and Pouilly-Fumé appellations.