Le Rocher des Violettes (Xavier Weisskopf)

Touche-Mitaine Montlouis-sur-Loire Chenin Blanc

9.0172 ratings
9.265 pro ratings
Montlouis-sur-Loire, Touraine, Loire Valley, France
Chenin Blanc
Turkey, Vanilla & Caramel, Fruit & Berries, Exotic Spices, Salads & Greens, Pate, Potato, Tomato-Based, Chicken, Fruit Desserts, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pungent Cheese, Squash & Root Vegetables, Goat & Feta Cheese, Cheddar & Gruyere, Sweet Potato, Yuca, Taro, Baking Spices, Chili & Hot Spicy, Nuts & Seeds, Soft Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Quinoa, Shellfish, Sweet Potato
Top Notes For
Paul Masson

Very concentrated and even a bit of extract - but still very pure, and racy. Muted and mostly mineral upon opening but just a few minutes of air brings out the spice and fruit (with some surprising tropical notes). High intensity and length for a $25 retail. Maybe not the most refined at this stage but could reward further aging

Very concentrated and even a bit of extract - but still very pure, and racy. Muted and mostly mineral upon opening but just a few minutes of air brings out the spice and fruit (with some surprising tropical notes). High intensity and length for a $25 retail. Maybe not the most refined at this stage but could reward further aging

Mar 3rd, 2021
Jay Kline


First time drinking Xavier’s wines and I’m really impressed. Stone fruit, apricot, peach, pineapple, white flowers...and continues to open with air and comes up to temp. Really delicious and reminds me a bit of Sandlands Chenin.


First time drinking Xavier’s wines and I’m really impressed. Stone fruit, apricot, peach, pineapple, white flowers...and continues to open with air and comes up to temp. Really delicious and reminds me a bit of Sandlands Chenin.

Jul 4th, 2019
Kristin the Wine Girl

Drinks similarly to a dry Riesling with the lemon lift and the lasting acidity. Pleasant!

Drinks similarly to a dry Riesling with the lemon lift and the lasting acidity. Pleasant!

Apr 6th, 2019
Christopher Losa

Owner/Wine Director Bar Bambino

9.0

bitter green almonds, unripened pear very cool juice.

bitter green almonds, unripened pear very cool juice.

Apr 10th, 2018
Christopher Losa

Owner/Wine Director Bar Bambino

8.9

more deliciousness from Weisskopf. outstanding sparkling (pet nat?) chenin. green pear, toasted hay, limestone.

more deliciousness from Weisskopf. outstanding sparkling (pet nat?) chenin. green pear, toasted hay, limestone.

Feb 14th, 2018
Thomas Monroe

Winemaker Division Winemaking Company, Owner/Winemaker SE Wine Collective

9.7

One of the top 3 chenins I tried out of 75 to 80..in the Loire

One of the top 3 chenins I tried out of 75 to 80..in the Loire

3 people found it helpfulFeb 5th, 2014
Marshal White

Great intensity (assisted by a a couple grams of rs,) and length. Less funky and savory than the last bottle I had, but very tasty

Great intensity (assisted by a a couple grams of rs,) and length. Less funky and savory than the last bottle I had, but very tasty

2 people found it helpfulNov 24th, 2014
Charlie Evans

Chenin with a few years on it? Yes please! Herbal, savory, with a hint of citrus and a lot of acidity. Ever so slightly oxidized. Pretty cool stuff.

Chenin with a few years on it? Yes please! Herbal, savory, with a hint of citrus and a lot of acidity. Ever so slightly oxidized. Pretty cool stuff.

1 person found it helpfulDec 29th, 2016
Ben Franco

Owner Winedown cafe & wine bar

8.8

Aromatic white flowers , Botriytis orange peel full and rich very pleased!

Aromatic white flowers , Botriytis orange peel full and rich very pleased!

Dec 16th, 2016
Scott Barber

Wine Educator Meadowood Napa Valley

9.0

I've enjoyed the off-dry wines from Weiskopf but this dry one tasted more like Chablis than Chenin. Not that that's a bad thing considering the price!

I've enjoyed the off-dry wines from Weiskopf but this dry one tasted more like Chablis than Chenin. Not that that's a bad thing considering the price!

Jun 11th, 2016