"Roc'h Avel" means The rock of the wind. it is a small island off the Brittany coasts.
This cuvée is an exciting bouquet of licorice and fennel to begin, leading
to ripe pear and fresh almonds. A saline freshness and aniseed flavor on the palate. Full-bodied, yet at the same time tender and elegant.
Serve around 12°C. Ready for drinking now, will keep up to ten years.
Grapes are hand-harvested // Direct press of whole bunch // Natural fermentation
(indigenous yeast) in vats // Aged for 10 to 12 months on fine lees in vats (no batonnage).
An agronomist by trade, Thomas, spent his formative years working in Champagne, Burgundy, Provence and California before settling down in the schistrich lands of Anjou Noir with his partner Charlotte in 2008. Together they started Terre De l’Élu (formerly known as Clos de l’Elu), which tends to eight different grape varieties, covering 20 hectares of organically farmed land in the heart of the Loire. In 2018, the duo decided to relinquish the word “Clos” which is reserved only for appellation wines. Due to the restrictions imposed under the appellation rules, Charlotte and Thomas say “we prefer to give priority to our freedom and creativity rather than trying to make wines that do not resemble us.”