The philosophy

An eco-responsible domain

Sustainable development is a bit of Rocheville’s DNA. Since its creation, we have been looking for the deep expression of the Chenin and Cabernet Franc grape varieties, taking care to respect the vine and its environment, but also the health of our employees and that of the consumers of our wines.

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Working in the vineyards

In the plots, an eco-responsible and as little intervention as possible vineyard management was immediately imposed, based on the conviction that the land does not belong to us, and that we wish to leave something behind for the future generations.
Thus, the soil is mechanically worked between the vines and grassed between the rows so as to encourage the plant to plunge into the tufa stone / limestone: its vigour and natural protection against diseases are thus strengthened.
Meticulous manual work is undertaken: short pruning to limit yields, disbudding, leaf thinning, green harvesting and then manual harvesting. The aim of these operations is twofold: to provide the bunches with the healthiest possible environment for them to blossom and to promote the concentration and quality of the grapes to obtain the best possible juice.
From the very beginning of the adventure, Philippe PORCHÉ and Jérôme CALLET decided, by mutual agreement, to renounce all treatment of the vines. Now, to avoid disease, what better auxiliary than nature itself?

Several measures have been adopted to help the vine defend itself naturally against aggression. To encourage biodiversity and the development of insects allied to the winegrower, such as the insect the Chrysope for example, hedges have been replanted along the edges of the plots and roses are planted at the end of the rows.

In the same way, grassing the vineyard limits erosion and creates a favourable environment for the development of spontaneous flora as well as a habitat for fauna and invertebrates. And these are just a few examples of how we pamper our vines so that they give the best.

The sustainable philosophy in the vineyard : rosebush

Our eco-responsible winery?

What is an eco-responsible winery? Philippe PORCHÉ has built his winery according to his eco-responsible philosophy, in line with the work carried out in the vineyards. In other words, the building was designed with sustainable development in mind, aiming to limit its environmental impact, both architecturally and in terms of the choice of materials and energy management. These aspects are detailed during guided tours of the estate, as are the particularities of organic vine management.

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Handcrafted winemaking

Straddling modernity and tradition, the Domaine de Rocheville uses traditional vinification methods with modern tools to obtain the best results of its wines naturally and without the use of chemicals. The principle is to bring the harvest to optimal maturity in the cellar and to carry out vinification / the wine making according to the personality of the vintage / wine. The duration of maceration varies and is defined according to the soil. The wine is matured in thermo-regulated stainless-steel vats, in tuns, barrels or sandstone “eggs” depending on the type of wine required.
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Sustainable viticulture labels

Over the years, the need to formalise our eco-responsible philosophy has been felt and the Domaine de Rocheville is now certified Terra Vitis since 2011 and Organic Agriculture since September 2019.

Terra Vitis

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Terra Vitis is a French certification of sustainable and integrated viticulture created in 1998 by Beaujolais winegrowers. It validates an “eco-responsible approach from the vineyard to the bottle”. The specifications, which are very comprehensive, cover the protection of the vine, air, water, and soil, as well as biodiversity, human health, and waste management.
As far as the Domaine de Rocheville is concerned, it received approval in 2011 without a probationary period as the Terra Vitis principles had already been applied for years.
The Terra Vitis approach is reflected in numerous actions, such as the grassing of the vineyard, the installation of blue tits nesting boxes to naturally fight against vine pests or the choice of recyclable cardboard for the packaging boxes…

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Organic Agriculture

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The Terra Vitis and Organic Agriculture labels have in common the concern to strengthen the vine’s defences. Thus, in both cases, treatments of natural origin are used. Nevertheless, the use of synthetic chemical products is possible in Terra Vitis when the harvest is in danger and in a very controlled manner.
Until 2012, the AB regulation only applied to vine growing, hence the more consistent choice of Terra Vitis certification for Rocheville.
Since the European regulation has in the meantime been extended to winemaking, Domaine de Rocheville began its conversion to Organic Agriculture in 2016 and since September 2019 it has been AB certified and produces organic Loire wines.
In Organic Agriculture, the use of synthetic chemicals (pesticides, herbicides, fertilisers) is prohibited, and all raw materials must come from Organic Agriculture.
These principles had already been applied at Rocheville for a long time, so the main change has been mechanical weeding.
Beyond labels and certifications, our main objective is to produce quality wines that respect our planet and guarantee you maximum pleasure!
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Secure payments

You can pay by credit card in complete security thanks to our partner the Crédit Agricole. Our online store accepts CB, Visa, Mastercard and E-carte bleue.

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

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.