La Dame was born on a one-hectare plot of land on the Parnay hillside, on the banks of the Loire, where famous white wines have been produced since ancient times.
Since its creation, Rocheville has worked its vines with respect for the environment. After the Terra Vitis certification in 2011, the vines are now cultivated in Organic Agriculture since 2016. The grassing and planting of hedges and roses encourage the development of the biodiversity and the vine’s natural auxiliaries to obtain wines that are good for your palate and your health. The vines are harvested by hand, slightly over-ripe, for a rigorous selection of bunches. The yield of 30hl/ha, only half the average for the Appellation, guarantees a beautiful concentration of the wines.
The grapes are delicately pressed in a pneumatic press, then the juice is put into oak barrels (30 hl barrels) for alcoholic fermentation. La Dame is made without malolactic fermentation in order to preserve the liveliness of the grape variety. It is then matured in the same cask for 12 months. If necessary, stirring of the lees is carried out to put the juice of its fine lees back into suspension and obtain a more generous wine.