Domaine de la Roche Bleue

Producers

 

Region 

 

Subregion         

 

Appelation                    

Grape Variety 

 

Surface

 

Soil Type

 

Topography

 

 

Total Production       

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Sébastien Cornille

Loire Valley

Touraine

Jasnières & Coteaux du Loir

Chenin Blanc, Pineau d'Aunis,

Gamay et Cabernet franc

6,5ha

 

Clay with silex subsoil composed

of limestone

 

Vineyards on slopes and on a

plateau at 120M elevation

 

20,000Btls

Organic

Sébastien Cornille was born in a village near Sancerre. After spending several years on the island of La Reunion (Indian Ocean) experimenting with vitis vinifera, he decided with some friends to acquire some vines in the Loire Valley. Precisely, he settled in Marçon, in the department of Sarthe, a town 30km north of Tours.

 

The vineyards total surface is around 6.5ha, partly in the small AOC of Jasnieres (65ha only Chenin Blanc) and the Coteaux du Loir (Chenin, Pinot d’Aunis, Gamay, Cab Franc). Since 2013, the estate is certified organic and farmed with biodynamic principles, the vineyards are actually situated in the most northern part of the Loire with soil made of chalk (tuffeau) from the Turonian era, broken down into siliceous clay on the steeper slopes.

 

The work in the vineyards is done by hand. The yields are around 30hl/ha. In his cellar, a troglodyte cave, Sébastien uses minimal intervention, meaning native yeast fermentation, aging in neutral barrels, no

fining or filtration for the reds and if needed a light filtration for the whites. Finally, no SO2 added until bottling.

 

Jasnières Clos des Molieres

Chenin Blanc

Coteaux du Loir La Guinguette

Pineau d'Aunis, Gamay

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646.701.7022

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