Le Roi
Saumur Champigny

Le Roi

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Description

A Saumur Champigny Vieilles Vignes that lives up to its name! Elegant, structured and harmonious, The King reigns over the great tables with strength and generosity, in bottle or magnum.

AOP

Saumur Champigny

Grape variety

100% Cabernet Franc

Location

Le Roi comes from a selection of the most beautiful plots of old vines on the estate, situated on the Loire hillside, at the foot of the medieval church of Parnay.

Terroir

Le terroir argilo-calcaire du Turonien Supérieur (craie de tuffeau verte) apporte à ce Saumur Champigny de la matière et de la puissance.

Vine management and harvesting

Since the creation of the estate in 2004, the Rocheville vines have been managed without treatment and according to the principles of sustainable viticulture. In 2011, with no probationary period, the estate obtained Terra Vitis certification, validating the eco-responsible approach “from the vine to the bottle” carried out up to that point. From 2016, Domaine de Rocheville converted to Organic Farming and our wines have had the AB label since 2019.
In addition to the various tasks in the vineyard aimed at favouring the concentration of the grapes (short pruning, disbudding, leaf removal….), many actions are undertaken to make nature the winegrower’s ally. Thus, the 17 hectares of vines are grassed over, and the biodiversity protected by replanting hedges and shrubs, planting 200 rose bushes at the end of the rows, installing Blue tit nesting boxes…
The grapes are hand-picked at optimum ripeness. With 30 hl/ha, the yield is low, so the grapes are more concentrated in flavours, a guarantee of a great vintage.

Vinification and maturing

As soon as it arrives at the winery, the Cabernet Franc is de-stemmed and then the grapes are carefully sorted on a vibrating table so as to keep only the best of the harvest. They are then placed in vats for natural pressing by gravity. This is followed by a maceration of three to four weeks with punching of the cap to extract all the matter and strength from the grapes. Fermentation takes place slowly and at low temperature. Then the wine is poured into French oak barrels from the Forêt de Tronçais (30 hl barrels) for a long ageing period, from 24 to 36 months, which brings to our Le Roi wine its strength but also the velvety smoothness of it’s tannin.

Storage

Le Roi is a wine that can be kept for a long time, it will express itself best after 3 years and will be able to be keep for 15 years in a good cellar.

Cabernet Franc – Cabernet Franc – Saumur Champigny – Saumur Champigny – Saumur Champigny – Le Roi – Cabernet Franc – Cabernet Franc – Saumur Champigny

Sensory discovery

Appearance

The King flatters the eye with its garnet colour with light copper highlights.

Bouquet

It has a very expressive bouquet of ripe red and black berries (morello cherry), characteristic of Cabernet Franc, slightly spicy, with hints of caramel, vanilla and liquorice.

Palate

On the palate, Le Roi offers a harmonious and structured texture. The fresh, fruity attack develops, long and complex, with a particularly velvety tannin. It is a refined Saumur Champigny, carried by a controlled acidity which gives it a beautiful balance and a long ageing potential.

Wine and food pairing advice from the winegrower

The King accompanies you throughout the meal, especially with red meat, game in sauce, dishes in sauce and cheeses.
With a starter, it will go well with a forest terrine or a pan-fried mushroom dish, for example. With a main course, it will enhance a duck breast with green pepper, a beef carbonade, a beautiful entrecote, a shoulder of lamb…
For a successful wine and cheese pairing, match it with soft cheeses: Camembert, Brie… or pressed cheeses, a farmhouse Saint Nectaire for example.
Serve between 14 and 16 °C.
Opening it 2 hours before consumption or decanting it in a carafe will allow it to release its aromas and show its majesty.

Saumur Champigny vieilles vignes Le Roi Domaine de Rocheville
Le Roi vin rouge Saumur Champigny Domaine de Rocheville
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Awards

Description

A Saumur Champigny Vieilles Vignes that lives up to its name! Elegant, structured and harmonious, The King reigns over the great tables with strength and generosity, in bottle or magnum.

AOP

Saumur Champigny

Grape variety

100% Cabernet Franc

Location

Le Roi comes from a selection of the most beautiful plots of old vines on the estate, situated on the Loire hillside, at the foot of the medieval church of Parnay.

Terroir

Le terroir argilo-calcaire du Turonien Supérieur (craie de tuffeau verte) apporte à ce Saumur Champigny de la matière et de la puissance.

Vine management and harvesting

Since the creation of the estate in 2004, the Rocheville vines have been managed without treatment and according to the principles of sustainable viticulture. In 2011, with no probationary period, the estate obtained Terra Vitis certification, validating the eco-responsible approach “from the vine to the bottle” carried out up to that point. From 2016, Domaine de Rocheville converted to Organic Farming and our wines have had the AB label since 2019.
In addition to the various tasks in the vineyard aimed at favouring the concentration of the grapes (short pruning, disbudding, leaf removal….), many actions are undertaken to make nature the winegrower’s ally. Thus, the 17 hectares of vines are grassed over, and the biodiversity protected by replanting hedges and shrubs, planting 200 rose bushes at the end of the rows, installing Blue tit nesting boxes…
The grapes are hand-picked at optimum ripeness. With 30 hl/ha, the yield is low, so the grapes are more concentrated in flavours, a guarantee of a great vintage.

Vinification and maturing

As soon as it arrives at the winery, the Cabernet Franc is de-stemmed and then the grapes are carefully sorted on a vibrating table so as to keep only the best of the harvest. They are then placed in vats for natural pressing by gravity. This is followed by a maceration of three to four weeks with punching of the cap to extract all the matter and strength from the grapes. Fermentation takes place slowly and at low temperature. Then the wine is poured into French oak barrels from the Forêt de Tronçais (30 hl barrels) for a long ageing period, from 24 to 36 months, which brings to our Le Roi wine its strength but also the velvety smoothness of it’s tannin.

Storage

Le Roi is a wine that can be kept for a long time, it will express itself best after 3 years and will be able to be keep for 15 years in a good cellar.

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Sensory discovery

Appearance

The King flatters the eye with its garnet colour with light copper highlights.

Bouquet

It has a very expressive bouquet of ripe red and black berries (morello cherry), characteristic of Cabernet Franc, slightly spicy, with hints of caramel, vanilla and liquorice.

Palate

On the palate, Le Roi offers a harmonious and structured texture. The fresh, fruity attack develops, long and complex, with a particularly velvety tannin. It is a refined Saumur Champigny, carried by a controlled acidity which gives it a beautiful balance and a long ageing potential.

Wine and food pairing advice from the winegrower

The King accompanies you throughout the meal, especially with red meat, game in sauce, dishes in sauce and cheeses.
With a starter, it will go well with a forest terrine or a pan-fried mushroom dish, for example. With a main course, it will enhance a duck breast with green pepper, a beef carbonade, a beautiful entrecote, a shoulder of lamb…
For a successful wine and cheese pairing, match it with soft cheeses: Camembert, Brie… or pressed cheeses, a farmhouse Saint Nectaire for example.
Serve between 14 and 16 °C.
Opening it 2 hours before consumption or decanting it in a carafe will allow it to release its aromas and show its majesty.

Saumur Champigny vieilles vignes Le Roi Domaine de Rocheville
Le Roi vin rouge Saumur Champigny Domaine de Rocheville

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Secure payments

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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

For any information about our wines or services, to place an order, track a parcel…, call us on 0033 (0)2 41 38 10 00 or send us a message via the contact page. We will be delighted to help you.