Jean-Max Roger Cuvée Marnes Et Caillottes Sancerre
A special Sancerre
We’re very proud that the first Sancerre on Bow Tie Duck is a truly excellent one. Exceptional and fresh in quality, this Jean-Max Roger Cuvee is one you don’t want to miss.
TASTING NOTES FROM THE CURATOR
Golden yellow in color, this cuvee is bright and lively, coming from Sancerre, a wine AOP in the Loire Valley. A very fresh and pure tasting Sauvignon Blanc, it has aromas of citrus, apple, and peach. It is crisp on the palate, with notes of green apple, lemons, and peach.
It’s refreshing and invigorating, and will do well with a minimum of six months in the bottle for its full complexity to express itself.
PREPARATION AND PAIRINGS
The Jean-Max Roger Cuvee Marnes et Caillottes Sancerre pairs well with goat cheese. Try it with other Loire Valley stars, like the Crottin or the Valenҫay. Enjoy it with fresh salads, roast vegetables, or a pasta primavera.
A Sauvignon Blanc also plays well with sushi, grilled fish with lemon, mushroom risotto, or a roast chicken with white wine butter sauce. End your meal with another glass of Sancerre, paired with a mango pavlova, macarons, or fruit tarts.
ALL IN THE FAMILY
Descended from a long line of winegrowers, the Roger family has been in the business since as far back as the 17th century. But it wasn’t until the 1970’s that the family would shift their focus exclusively onto the vineyards and developing the estate. Jean-Max Roger inherited over four hectares of vines from his parents, and he and his wife Nicole saw great potential. Their sons Thibault and Etienne joined their parents in 2004, and have proudly added to the quality of the company.
The estate itself encompasses 34ha, with terroirs making up the Sancerre, Menetou-Salon, and Pouilly-Fume appellations. With the diversity of these terroirs, and their winemaking expertise, Jean-Max Roger wines define the estate’s identity: a commitment to family tradition and expert technique.
Store your unopened bottle in a cool, dry, and dark place safe from constant vibration. Keep your bottle horizontal in a wine rack or cellar to retain the moistness of the cork. The ideal temperature for storage is between 7 to 15°C. Once opened, a bottle will be good 3 to 5 days standing upright in the refrigerator.