Domaine de Rocheville – Philippe Porché created the winery 15 years ago. He is a wine enthusiast. Helped by his wife Agnès and Jérôme Callet a young viticulturist, they started to grow their vines in a sustainable than organic way. They built a state-of-the-art new winery aiming to fully reveal the true personality of their only two varietals: Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Franc. Today they provide high-quality wines following the standards of Organic Farming and Vinification.
The Saumur Champigny appellation locates in a small triangle between Tours and Angers. The clay-limestone terroirs of Rocheville are among the most interesting. Therefore, they produce 4 different styles of Saumur Champigny. 2 are aged in stainless still vats with the purpose of keeping them fruity and emphasizing a fine bouquet of red and black fruits. The 2 others are aged for a longer time in oak barrels. This ensures a long-lasting life with deeper tannins and flavors. The name of their wines gives a small idea of their personality: the Page and the Prince for the formers and the King and the Jester for the laters.
They also grow Chenin Blanc for the white wines, La Jouvencelle, and La Dame. Their dry Saumur rosé is Le Troubadour. They produce only one tank of this wine every year.
Their wines are awarded in prestigious French and international contests each and every year. ( Concours Général de Paris, Decanter WWA, International Wine Challenge…). Moreover, they get outstanding grades infamous wines guidebooks. They are now labelled “Vignobles et Découvertes”, “Cave D’excellence – InterLoire”, and “TOP 100 des Trophées de l’Oenotourisme” 2019 and 2020.
If you want to taste their amazing wines, you can take a tour of this winery. There, cellars, vineyards, and the wonderful terrace over Parnay valley and the Loire are a must-visit for every wine lover.
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Services / Facilities:
Chenin, Cabernet Franc
Selected Wine Awards:
Best by appointment
Tuesday : 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday : 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday : 10:00 - 18:00
Friday : 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday : 10:00 - 18:00
From 15th June to 15th September :
Monday to Saturday : 10:00 - 18:30
Sunday : 15:00 - 18:00