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La Croix de Mission Domaine des Rochelles Anjou-Villages Brissac 2008

Member Review by duncan 906:

I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in London's Chelsea [ www.hhandc.co.uk ] for £12.50.Anjou is an AOC created in 1987 [although viticultuture in the area goes back centuries ] for red,white,rose and sparkling wines from 150 communes around the town of Angers in the Loire valley.It is an ' umbrella' AOC because it includes a number of smaller but more prestigious appellations such as Savennieres and Coteaux du Layon.Anjou-Villages Brissac is such an appellation being created in 1997 for red wines produced in 10 communes around the village of Brissac-Quince.Domaine des Rochelles is a long established family concern in this area and their 'La Croix de Mission' cuvee is unusual in that it consists of 90% cabernet sauvignon and only 10% cabernet franc. It is aged in stainless steel tanks.I started my bottle last night with my supper of chicken pie and I did enjoy it.It is a dark ruby red in colour and there is some intense blackcurrant and liquorice style fruit there. The tannins are soft but provide sufficient structure. This is a wine that definitely deserves to be called 'full-bodied 'ln short this is a quiality product.

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Domaine des Rochelles:
This is a 60 hectare estate that has been owned by the Lebreton family since the 19th century and is now run by Jean-Yves Lebreton. They make a range of red,white,rose and sparkling wines under several Anjou appellations

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Snooth User: duncan 906
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07/27/2015

I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in London's Chelsea [ www.hhandc.co.uk ] for £12.50.Anjou is an AOC created in 1987 [although viticultuture in the area goes back centuries ] for red,white,rose and sparkling wines from 150 communes around the town of Angers in the Loire valley.It is an ' umbrella' AOC because it includes a number of smaller but more prestigious appellations such as Savennieres and Coteaux du Layon.Anjou-Villages Brissac is such an appellation being created in 1997 for red wines produced in 10 communes around the village of Brissac-Quince.Domaine des Rochelles is a long established family concern in this area and their 'La Croix de Mission' cuvee is unusual in that it consists of 90% cabernet sauvignon and only 10% cabernet franc. It is aged in stainless steel tanks.I started my bottle last night with my supper of chicken pie and I did enjoy it.It is a dark ruby red in colour and there is some intense blackcurrant and liquorice style fruit there. The tannins are soft but provide sufficient structure. This is a wine that definitely deserves to be called 'full-bodied 'ln short this is a quiality product.




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