Overlooking the Loire Valley, in Savenières-Roche aux Moines appellation zone, the vineyard of almost 10 hectares of Chenin surrounds the mansion, on blue schist -called rhyolites and phtanites- which at night releases the heat accumulated during the day. The perfect exposure to the sun brings some nice maturity but without looking for the famous Botrytis responsible for the sweetness found in the neighbouring A.O.C Coteaux du Layon and Bonnezeaux. All this breathes softness and harmony, and the character of our 2 heroes definitely plays an important part in all this. Monique Laroche has been managing the domain since 1981 and Tessa, her daughter, an oenologist since 1994 (passing through Deutz, cellar manager in Provence and in charge of the cooperative winery of Bourgueil). Both of them have created these great wines, precise, refined on the palate with incredible length.
Definitely a domain respectful of farming traditions and also the surrounding environment and of course the soils and vines aged of 25 to 80 years old. Hand harvest with many sortings to keep the most healthy grapes (maximum yields of 30hl/ha) modernly equipped, pneumatic press and spick and span cellar, 25% of the production aged in wood of several wines, the bottles can know age up to 30 years. The various vintages on the wine list are rare and have a good smell of nature. For red wines lovers, the Laroches have an extra-special little Anjou-Villages made from 87 years old Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon vines: the wine has great depth, straightness . Definitely a wine for gourmets.