The Chateau de la Roche is one of the oldest single estates of the Loire Valley and is one of the region’s most renowned Sauvignon Blanc estates. For them, it’s all about elegance and balance.
The soil of the Chateau has a sand and clay, siliceous composition, with a significant density of small stones (hence the property’s name), giving the wine a gun-flint character, typical of the region. The vines are surrounded by diversified growth, including apple and pear trees, as well as areas allowed to lie fallow. The result is a creation of equilibrium that increases the organic balance of the soil. The soil is very lightly worked, to encourage the vines’ roots to grow even deeper.