La Dame
Saumur Blanc

La Dame

Awards

Description

Historically the first Saumur White Wine of the estate, “La Dame” is a great seductress! This elegant and generous Saumur White Wine reminds us how much the Chenin grape thrives on the Parnay terroir. It will brighten up your aperitifs, your fish in sauce and your subtly spiced dishes with its distinction, its nobility… and its delicacy!

AOP

Saumur Blanc

Grape variety

100% Chenin

Location

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.

Terroir

In this cradle of the Chenin that is the Val de Loire, the vines of the Dame grow on a soil of clayey sand on limestone bedrock from the Cretaceous period. This limestone is the famous tufa, emblematic of the region, which gives our white wines all their freshness.

Vine management and harvesting

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.

Vinification and maturing

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.

Storage

La Dame will age with nobility for up to 20 years in a good cellar.

Chenin – Chenin  – Saumur blanc – Saumur blanc

Sensory discovery

Appearance

La Dame has a nice shiny appearance, with a pale-yellow colour and golden glints.

Bouquet

It exhales complex aromas that combine white flower, citrus and tropical fruit fragrances with discreet notes of honey and quince.

Palate

Its round, silky and intense palate will delight wine lovers of the genre ... An exceptional wine, La Dame offers a supple attack, fleshy consistency, and ample volume with aromas of exotic fruits with a hint of vanilla that linger in a long, rich, and elegant finish.

Wine and food pairing advice from the winegrower

Excellent as an aperitif, “La Dame” will go wonderfully with fish and shellfish in sauce, white asparagus, chanterelles in cream sauce, exotic and delicately spiced dishes (curry, ginger…). For the cheese platter, choose blue-veined or goat’s cheese.

Serve chilled, between 12 and 14° C.

La Dame in situ
La Dame Cuvée Domaine de rocheville
Bandeau Dame Mobile

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La Favorite

La Jouvencelle

Le Clos de la Thibaudière

La Dame
Saumur Blanc

La Dame

Awards

Description

Historically the first Saumur White Wine of the estate, “La Dame” is a great seductress! This elegant and generous Saumur White Wine reminds us how much the Chenin grape thrives on the Parnay terroir. It will brighten up your aperitifs, your fish in sauce and your subtly spiced dishes with its distinction, its nobility… and its delicacy!

AOP

Saumur Blanc

Grape variety

100% Chenin

Location

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.

Terroir

In this cradle of the Chenin that is the Val de Loire, the vines of the Dame grow on a soil of clayey sand on limestone bedrock from the Cretaceous period. This limestone is the famous tufa, emblematic of the region, which gives our white wines all their freshness.

Vine management and harvesting

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.

Vinification and maturing

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.

Storage

La Dame will age with nobility for up to 20 years in a good cellar.

Chenin – Chenin  – Saumur blanc – Saumur blanc

Sensory discovery

Appearance

La Dame has a nice shiny appearance, with a pale-yellow colour and golden glints.

Bouquet

It exhales complex aromas that combine white flower, citrus and tropical fruit fragrances with discreet notes of honey and quince.

Palate

Its round, silky and intense palate will delight wine lovers of the genre ... An exceptional wine, La Dame offers a supple attack, fleshy consistency, and ample volume with aromas of exotic fruits with a hint of vanilla that linger in a long, rich, and elegant finish.

Wine and food pairing advice from the winegrower

Excellent as an aperitif, “La Dame” will go wonderfully with fish and shellfish in sauce, white asparagus, chanterelles in cream sauce, exotic and delicately spiced dishes (curry, ginger…). For the cheese platter, choose blue-veined or goat’s cheese.

Serve chilled, between 12 and 14° C.

La Dame in situ
La Dame Cuvée Domaine de rocheville

You can also discover, in the Chenin family...

La Favorite

La Jouvencelle

Le Clos de la Thibaudière

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For orders abroad, payment is also possible by remote banking card (by phone) and bank transfer.

Fast delivery

Delivery in France
A flat rate of 29€ applies to all orders of 6, 12, 18 or 24 bottles under 300€. It includes the preparation of your order in secure packaging and delivery to your home or to a relay point. It is offered from 300€ of purchase. Delivery is generally made within 5 working days.

Delivery in Europe
Shipping costs depend on the country of destination and the number of bottles. Please enter your address in our online shop to see the shipping costs for your order. Delivery in secure packaging, usually within 7 working days. For ordering more than 4 boxes (24 bottles), please call us on 0033 (0)2 41 38 10 00

Customer service

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