'Les Rocheforts' translates to 'the strong rocks.' In 2012, Etienne started a separate perpetual reserve just for 'Les Rocheforts.' This 1er cru single-vineyard in Bisseuil sits on pure chalk soils and creates a precise and beautifully expressive Blanc de Blancs (produced with 25% reserve wine).
Les Rocheforts (Bisseuil)
Vines planted in1980s
Vineyard size1.5 ha
Post-malolactic fermentation, the wine ages in a combination of tank and barrel (15%) on its lees for 7 months prior to bottling. 30% of reserve wine is added to the base wine.
ElevageAged for 18-24 months in bottle before disgorgement.
Harvest typeHand Harvested
Total production average5000 bottles
UPC Code Bottle046139084726