2017 Jean-Max Roger Sauvignon Blanc "Mogogues" Menetou- Salon, Loire, France
An incredible example of Eastern Loire's finest. Just across the river from Sancerre, and near the flinty vineyards of Pouilly-Fume, this elegant, weighty Menatou has noticeable flavors of herbaceous fennel, verbena, wormwood and floral notes with complexity of citrus and lychee on the palate. The finish is long and classically bright of Sauvignon Blanc from this area.
About the Winery:
The Roger family comes from a long line of winegrowers from the village of Bué. The first texts that mention the family name date back to the early 17th century. Jean-Max Roger took over the four hectares of vines left to him by his parents in the early 1970s and expanded the estate to its current size, 26 hectares. Beginning in 2004, two of his three sons, Etienne and Thibault, came back to work at the estate after various professional experiences in France and abroad. Today, the estate covers a surface area of 26 hectares in the Sancerre AOC, along the Loire River. It also includes 5 hectares of vines located in the Menetou-Salon AOC area of production where the first plantations date back to 1981. They produce white wines made from Sauvignon Blanc as well as reds and rosés made from Pinot Noir. They also sell Pouilly-Fumé, a neighbouring appellation located opposite Sancerre on the left bank of the Loire.