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DOMAINE DE LA ROCHE MOREAU

Élu Vigneron de l'Année - Guide Hachette
17.2/20
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It is in Saint-Aubin-de-Luigné in the Loire Valley that the Davy family has run the La Roche Moreau estate for five generations. André Davy, a winegrower from father to son, skilfully runs this 27-hectare vineyard. Producing wines from the Loire Valley , this estate has been awarded several distinctions thanks to the quality of its wines produced in different appellations. Read more

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AWARDED LOIRE VALLEY WINES

The Domaine La Roche Moreau is located in the heart of a preserved nature in Saint-Aubin, on the right bank of the Layon river and south of the Loire river. Nestled on the riverbank, the winery is housed in an old listed building dating from the 17th century. The winery also has a tasting room where wine lovers and enthusiasts can discover the wines of the estate while enjoying a splendid view of the hills of Coteaux du Layon and the Loire Valley.

The Davy family specialises in vintage wines from 1980 to the present day. Moreover, the estate produces wines from different appellations. This vineyard produces wines classified among the best crus of the region, namely Coteaux du Layon Premier Cru Chaume and Quarts de Chaume Grand Cru. On this estate, which extends over a very hilly area, the old vines grow on the slopes. They are planted in a clayey and stony soil. Chenin, Grolleau, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay are the grape varieties planted on the estate.

Today, the Domaine La Roche Moreau is renowned for its quality wines from various AOCs. Some of them have even been noticed by the specialised press and have earned numerous distinctions. Indeed, André Davy has established himself as one of the masters of various appellations, including:

  • Coteaux du Layon Saint Aubin AOC
  • Quarts de Chaume Grand Cru AOC
  • Coteaux du Layon Premier Cru Chaume AOC
  • Anjou AOC
  • Chaume AOC

Some cuvées have been awarded a gold medal at the Concours des Vignerons Indépendants, a star in the Guide Hachette or a silver medal in Mâcon.

WINES PRODUCED IN OTHER APPELLATIONS

In addition to the wines awarded in the above-mentioned appellations, the Domaine de La Roche Moreau produces other vintages in other AOCs. Indeed, André Davy also uses his know-how to produce Anjou Blanc, Anjou Villages, Quarts de Chaume or Coteaux du Layon wines with a geographical designation. In rosé, this winemaker produces Cabernet d'Anjou or Rosé d'Anjou. The estate also offers a Rosé de Loire, whose aromatic finesse and fruitiness are perfect as an aperitif. A lover of fine bubbles, André Davy also produces Crémant de Loire AOC wines made from Chardonnay and Chenin grapes.

AN ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY WINERY

At the Domaine de La Roche Moreau, André Davy advocates integrated viticulture. This winemaker relies on natural grassing in order to respect the terroir. As for the harvest, it is entirely done by hand. However, it should be noted that for certain cuvées the grapes go through several successive sortings, allowing to obtain a nectar of an incomparable finesse. This is the case for the Quarts de Chaume Grand Cru, the Coteaux du Layon Premier Cru Chaume and the Coteaux du Layon.

The vinification is then carried out in oak casks. After this stage, the estate's wines are stored in an old coal mine dug into the rock. This method of storage guarantees an optimal temperature and hygrometry to preserve and age the wines in good conditions.

It should be noted that the La Roche Moreau estate has been awarded High Environmental Value certification since 2018. This implies achieving the highest level of environmental certification. As a reminder, obtaining this label depends on certain parameters such as:

  • Respecting biodiversity
  • Use of phytosanitary products
  • Use of water resources
  • Fertilization management

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