Jean Max Roger Sancerre Rouge 2015 | Burgundy Pinot Noir Quality for Loire Prices!
Jean Max Roger Sancerre Rouge 2015 presents bright red. A wine of great finesse, with aromas of red berries on the nose, echoed on the palate accompanied by a touch of spice. The tannins are soft and elegant. Plus elegant floral notes. While on the palate feeling supple, round. The texture of the tannins is progressive with a long finish. Pairs best with veal grilled and roasted game birds and poultry. Drink now through 2025.
Famille Roger | Village of Bué
The ROGER family comes from a long line of winemakers from the village of Bué. The first writings mention it since the 17th century. The Roger family has lived in Bué since the sixteenth century. The attractive village meanders up a narrow valley to the south west of Sancerre. Wine is the occupation of at least four-fifths of the village; the commune has more land under vine than any other in Sancerre. It is famous for the Clos du Chêne Marchand and Le Grand Chemarin; vineyards shared by a number of growers including Jean-Max Roger, who has a major share of both. The Jean Max Roger Sancerre Rouge 2015 is a great tribute to this family.
There is another claim to fame in Bué, the local goat’s cheese, or “Crottin” as it is called. At one time the population of goats in the village was larger than that of people! Nearly every vigneron has a goat in his back yard and no one can dispute the fact that there is no better gastronomic association locally than Sancerre with “crottin”.
Winemaker Jean-Max Roger | Sustainable Vineyards
After studying enology in Beaune for 5 years, Jean-Max returned to Bué in 1971 to run the family estate. Since then, this short, bearded and energetic vintner has worked diligently to increase the holdings and improve the quality of the wines. About 10 years ago he took an interest in the neighboring appellation, Menetou Salon, and purchased a few hectares at Morogues. In addition, using sustainable practices. His specialty though remains Bué. The wines are renown for their elegance and richness. As a rule, they are fat and intense. Those wines originating from Jean-Max’s holdings in “Le Chêne Marchand” (Cuvée C.M.) and “Le Grand Chemarin” (Cuvée G.C.) are in a class of their own with extra depth and polish.
Interesting note: due to a lack of clearly defined boundaries there is no specific appellation for “Le Chêne Marchand” and “Le Grand Chemarin”. Hence the terms “Cuvée C.M.” and “Cuvée G.C.” on the labels. Don’t miss the chance to enjoy Jean-Max’ Jean Max Roger Sancerre Rouge 2015.