Domaine des Haute Brosses Rochefort sur Loire

Region
France - Loire
Established
1965
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The area covered by the appellation stretches over 27 communes in the Maine-et-Loire department along the Layon, a small tributary of the River Loire. It also includes 6 separate and distinct villages: Beaulieu-sur-Layon, Faye-d’Anjou, Rablay-sur-Layon, Rochefort-sur-Loire, Saint-Aubin-de Luigne and Saint Lambert-du-Lattay.

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Coteaux du Layon 'Les Roches Fortes', , Domaine des Haute Brosses

Coteaux du Layon 'Les Roches Fortes'

Origin: Rochefort sur Loire, Loire, France

For 4 generations, the family Pin has been growing vines in the heart of Anjou. The estate is located at the top of sloping hills, between the Loire and Layon in the town of Rochefort sur Loire.

In 1975 Roger & Liliane Pin worked with 3 hectares. Since then, their two Sons have joined the winery and they now own over 50 hectares.

Vinification

The hand harvest is spread over three pickings. Often the final grapes have experienced botrytis.

A small percentage is aged in oak barrels to add further complexity.

Grape Variety

Chenin Blanc 100%

Alcohol by Volume

ABV 11.0%

Winemaker's Notes

Mouth is fresh and slightly mellow, where the fruit (quince, pineapple) mixes with the floral touches (acacia, linden) . Long and persistent fresh finish.

Coteaux du Layon 'Les Roches Fortes' VV, Vieilles Vignes, Domaine des Haute Brosses

Coteaux du Layon 'Les Roches Fortes' VV Vieilles Vignes

Origin: Rochefort sur Loire, Loire, France

The area covered by the appellation stretches over 27 communes in the Maine-et-Loire department along the Layon, a small tributary of the River Loire. It also includes 6 separate and distinct villages: Beaulieu-sur-Layon, Faye-d’Anjou, Rablay-sur-Layon, Rochefort0surLoire, Saint-Aubin-de Luigne and Saint Lambert-du-Lattay.

Vinification

Terraces of schist and sandstone from the Armor bedrock, brown shallow black Anjou soils (outcrops of parent rock).

Grape Variety

Alcohol by Volume

ABV 11.0%

Winemaker's Notes

Intense robe, yellow or with glints of green, turning to antique gold with hints of amber. Intense and complex nose, aromas of flowers, white fruits, candied citrus fruits and exotic fruits in the early years, which after 5 to 10 years evolve into hints of precious wood, dried or candied fruit, honey and roasted almonds, generally marked by strong minerality. Later on they will also offer hints of waxy gentian. Powerful opulence on the palate with a strong fat richness, giving these very sweet wines exemplary balance between mellowness and liveliness.

Coteaux du Layon 'Louis d'Or', , Domaine des Haute Brosses

Coteaux du Layon 'Louis d'Or'

Origin: Rochefort sur Loire, Loire, France

For 4 generations, the family Pin has been growing vines in the heart of Anjou. The estate is located at the top of sloping hills, between the Loire and Layon in the commune of Rochefort sur Loire.

In 1975 Roger and Liliane Pin worked with 3 hectares. Since then, their two sons have joined the winery and they now own 50 hectares.

Vinification

The harvest is hand-picked exclusively during those years where the grapes display the onset of noble rot, giving the sweetest of wines with a lovely golden colour and a sweet, long finish. Louis d'Or should be served between 9-11 °C.

Grape Variety

Chenin Blanc 100%

Alcohol by Volume

ABV 11.5%

Winemaker's Notes

Perfect with Foie-gras or smoked salmon, blue cheese, all desserts and cakes.

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