La Jouvencelle
Saumur Blanc

La jouvencelle

Awards

Description

The least we can say about the “Jouvencelle” is that it bears its name well! This Saumur White Wine is full of freshness and liveliness perfectly expresses the characteristics of the Chenin de Loire on its favourite terroir.
Fruity and elegant, it will accompany you from the aperitif to the meal.

AOP

White Saumur

Grape variety

100% Chenin

Location

On the hillside of Parnay, overlooking the Loire.

Terroir

Planted on a sandy-clay soil, the vines feed on the mother rock, a Cretaceous limestone (the famous tufa), which is particularly attractive to this great grape variety.

Vine management and harvesting

Under sustainable viticulture since 2005, then in compliance with Terra Vitis specifications in 2011, the vines of Domaine de Rocheville have been worked according to the principles of Organic Agriculture since 2016: natural grassing to preserve biodiversity, and life in the soil, short pruning to increase berry concentration, mechanical tillage. The grapes are harvested by hand at optimum ripeness. The controlled yield (40 hl/ha) guarantees the quality and concentration of the grapes.

Vinification and maturing

The grapes are pressed slowly and at low pressure, in a pneumatic press, in order to obtain a juice of good quality. After being cold settled, the juice is put into tuns and a few barrels for alcoholic fermentation. The absence of malolactic fermentation keeps the freshness of the chenin intact.
La Jouvencelle is stirred only if necessary to nourish the juice with its fine lees.
The ageing is short (6 to 9 months depending on the vintage) to give the wine a little body and balance while keeping a nice acidity and all its fruitiness.

Storage

Splendid in its youth, it will keep its freshness for nearly 10 years in a good cellar, depending on the vintage.

Chenin – Chenin – Saumur Blanc – Saumur Blanc – Saumur Blanc – La Jouvencelle

Sensory discovery

Appearance

La Jouvencelle has delicate green and gold shades.

Bouquet

It is always fruity, evokes, depending on the vintage, citrus fruits, white flowers, fresh white fruits (quince, pear, peach...) or tropical fruits, the ageing process can bring discreet toasted or vanilla notes.

Palate

The palate is elegant, fresh, and invigorating. The gracefulness of the Jouvencelle is expressed in a fruity register of citrus and tropical fruits.

Wine and food pairing advice from the winegrower

Perfect as an aperitif, La Jouvencelle is at ease in many circumstances. It goes wonderfully with grilled fish and fried prawns, a blanquette of veal, a Vietnamese soup, Thai prawns, a chicken tagine with olives or goat and blue cheeses.

Serve chilled, between 12 and 14°C.

Jouvencelle in Situ
La Jouvencelle Cuvée Domaine de rocheville
Bandeau Jouvencelle Mobile

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La Jouvencelle
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La jouvencelle

Awards

Description

The least we can say about the “Jouvencelle” is that it bears its name well! This Saumur White Wine is full of freshness and liveliness perfectly expresses the characteristics of the Chenin de Loire on its favourite terroir.
Fruity and elegant, it will accompany you from the aperitif to the meal.

AOP

White Saumur

Grape variety

100% Chenin

Location

On the hillside of Parnay, overlooking the Loire.

Terroir

Planted on a sandy-clay soil, the vines feed on the mother rock, a Cretaceous limestone (the famous tufa), which is particularly attractive to this great grape variety.

Vine management and harvesting

Under sustainable viticulture since 2005, then in compliance with Terra Vitis specifications in 2011, the vines of Domaine de Rocheville have been worked according to the principles of Organic Agriculture since 2016: natural grassing to preserve biodiversity, and life in the soil, short pruning to increase berry concentration, mechanical tillage. The grapes are harvested by hand at optimum ripeness. The controlled yield (40 hl/ha) guarantees the quality and concentration of the grapes.

Vinification and maturing

The grapes are pressed slowly and at low pressure, in a pneumatic press, in order to obtain a juice of good quality. After being cold settled, the juice is put into tuns and a few barrels for alcoholic fermentation. The absence of malolactic fermentation keeps the freshness of the chenin intact.
La Jouvencelle is stirred only if necessary to nourish the juice with its fine lees.
The ageing is short (6 to 9 months depending on the vintage) to give the wine a little body and balance while keeping a nice acidity and all its fruitiness.

Storage

Splendid in its youth, it will keep its freshness for nearly 10 years in a good cellar, depending on the vintage.

Chenin – Chenin – Saumur Blanc – Saumur Blanc – Saumur Blanc – La Jouvencelle

Sensory discovery

Appearance

La Jouvencelle has delicate green and gold shades.

Bouquet

It is always fruity, evokes, depending on the vintage, citrus fruits, white flowers, fresh white fruits (quince, pear, peach...) or tropical fruits, the ageing process can bring discreet toasted or vanilla notes.

Palate

The palate is elegant, fresh, and invigorating. The gracefulness of the Jouvencelle is expressed in a fruity register of citrus and tropical fruits.

Wine and food pairing advice from the winegrower

Perfect as an aperitif, La Jouvencelle is at ease in many circumstances. It goes wonderfully with grilled fish and fried prawns, a blanquette of veal, a Vietnamese soup, Thai prawns, a chicken tagine with olives or goat and blue cheeses.

Serve chilled, between 12 and 14°C.

Jouvencelle in Situ
La Jouvencelle Cuvée Domaine de rocheville

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

La Favorite

La Dame

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 20€ applies to all orders under 300€.
Above 300€, delivery is free.
Delivery in secure packaging, usually 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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