2019 Le Rocher des Violettes Touche Mitaine Montlouis sur Loire

Chenin Blanc - 750ML
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VN 93 JG 92
VN 93

Vinous, March 2021

There are people in life who you hang out with and feel energised and then there are others who suck your spirit - like the Death Eaters à la Harry Potter. The 2019 Touche Mitaine is thankfully the former. It is a...
JG 92

View From The Cellar, April 2021

92+ The 2019 Montlouis “Touche Mitaine” from Le Rocher des Violettes is a single vineyard wine from this lieu à dit, planted with vines in excess of thirty-five years of age. Touche Mitaine has very thin topsoils of clay...


Color & Type White
Varietal Chenin Blanc
Country France
Region Loire Valley
Vintage 2019
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork

Introducing the exquisite 2019 Le Rocher des Violettes Touche Mitaine Montlouis sur Loire, a white wine that embodies elegance and precision. This Chenin Blanc varietal hails from the renowned Loire Valley in France, a region celebrated for producing exceptional wines.

As you pour this wine into your glass, its pale golden color catches the light, alluding to the richness and complexity that awaits. The nose is immediately captivated by a symphony of aromas, evoking images of wild herbs, preserved lemons, and crisp apples. These vibrant scents intertwine with delicate pastry notes, adding a touch of indulgence to the overall experience.

On the palate, the 2019 Touche Mitaine reveals its true character. Barrel-fermented from 35-year-old vines planted on clay-flint soil, it showcases a remarkable balance between its acid backbone and phenolics. This balance, along with a subtle salty note, leaves a pleasantly invigorating sensation. The wine's precision is further enhanced by its taut structure, guiding the flavors on a journey that is both purposeful and directionally focused.

Renowned wine critic Rebecca Gibb MW describes this wine as an energizing companion, one that uplifts the spirit rather than draining it. Her score of 93 is a testament to the wine's exceptional quality and ability to captivate even the most discerning palates.

Another esteemed critic, John Gilman, awards the 2019 Montlouis "Touche Mitaine" a score of 92+. He highlights the wine's elegant nose, with its intricate layers of apple, quince, chalky soil tones, and hints of lanolin. On the palate, he commends its vibrancy, focused structure, and remarkable balance, which culminate in a long and refined finish.

With an alcohol percentage of 13.5%, this white wine is beautifully crafted to showcase the unique characteristics of the Chenin Blanc grape. Sealed with a classic cork closure, it invites you to savor each sip and appreciate the craftsmanship that went into its creation.

The 2019 Le Rocher des Violettes Touche Mitaine Montlouis sur Loire is a true gem from the Loire Valley, offering a sensory experience that is both invigorating and refined. Whether enjoyed on its own or paired with a gourmet meal, this wine is sure to leave a lasting impression.