6 PACK, 750ml BOTTLES, $77.99 EACH [ON SALE: WAS $87.99]
SUB-REGION, REGION, COUNTRY
anjou, Loire Valley, France
A terroir from which world-renowned sweet wines are produced, the Chaume 1er Cru and Quarts-de-Chaume Grand Cru appellations also have the capacity to produce great dry whites. The Ronceray cuvée refers to the Abbey of the same name, owner of the Chaume vineyard from the 11th century. Until the French revolution the lords of Haute-Guerche, farming this vineyard, were paying the nuns with "the best quarter of the harvest"... The "Quarts-de-Chaume" name was born.
Ronceray is a complex wine, resulting from the blend of our plots on the rump of Quarts-de-Chaume. A terroir with complex geology, the marriage of shales and pudding sandstones gives this cuvée a sharp minerality and a floral and fruity richness. A fine bitterness, signature of this terroir, brings complexity and length on the palate.