The Wines of La Rogerie

La Rogerie

Alsace and Champagne

One of the best parts of following iconic producers is seeing the young talent emerge from them. Francois Petit was born and raised in Avize and spent time with (what producers did he spend time with...It was Selosse they don't want us to mention that:)…He has now taken the reins from his father and is giving us another name to focus on in the village Avize. Francois' wife is Justine Boxler whose family runs Albert Boxler in Alsace. What makes this project super unique is Justine didn’t leave Alsace for Champagne and Francois didn’t leave Avize for Alsace...they decided that they would rather conquer both. Justine and Francois took over for Francois’ father starting in 2015. Right away, they started to farm differently. The focus was to ensure they had a healthy and sustainable vineyard. The same year they installed cellars in Alsace to make sure they were staying true to their word and focus on both regions.

LA ROGERIE - CHAMPAGNE

Their vineyards are in Avize and extend to the border of Cramant and Oger. These vineyards are famously known for their chalky rich soils made up of marine fossils. They carefully plow by horse and lightweight tractors, have eliminated herbicides/pesticides, and are using homemade organic compost. The goal is to encourage the natural growth and development of organic biodiversity in the vineyards and showcase the purest form of terroir. Justine and Francois have also recently moved into a farmhouse that has been in the family for quite some time. The vision is to have home and farm that supports their winemaking ideology!"We use the rest of our field seeds-oats, wheat, barley, mustard… to be sowed during winter into the vineyard in order to avoid having to protect the soils with anything other than natural protection, which increases the biomass and create less compaction in the soils.The vines were planted between 1937 and 1961 therefore the entire vineyard is composed of very old vines, massale selection”

LA ROGERIE - ALSACE

One of the things that really caught our attention when first meeting Justine and Francois was their passion and dedication to their roots. It is so rare to see winemakers come together to one place from two separate regions and continue to make wine in both. One of my favorite regions is Champagne. I don’t want to say I wasn't open-minded and offered equal excitement to both parts of production, but you can say I was most lit up about tasting the Champagnes. After one sip of the Brand Riesling and a bite of Alsatian style pizza from a local Baker, my mindset totally shifted. Little by little Justine's family has been giving them vineyards in Alsace. They are focusing on healthy farming, working as naturally as possible, and picking at optimal ripeness to preserve the acidity.

Justine & Francois have succeeded in their challenge of crafting incredible wines from two very different, dominant wine-producing regions: Alsace and Champagne. The through-line is the focus on clean, healthy viticulture which has produce in both regions wines of incredible clarity and depth. In Champagne, old-vine Avize vineyards produce deep, rich and elegant Chardonnay-based wines, whereas in Alsace, Riesling is king along with Pinot Blanc and Auxerrois. Each year with the duo in charge, the resultant wines become exponentially more delicious!

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The Wines of La Rogerie

Lieux de Vie Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru, Avize

NV La Rogerie, Lieux de Vie Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru, Avize No.2

NV La Rogerie, Lieux de Vie Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru, Avize No.2

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95

ASSEMBLAGE 100% Chardonnay 2018 & 2019 Base

THE VINEYARD Old vines in Avize

SOIL Topsoil Clay with Silice-Chalk

DISGORGE/DOSAGE April 2022 , Brut Nature

BOTTLES PRODUCED 1865

Heroine Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru, Avize

2015 La Rogerie, Heroine Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru, Avize

2015 La Rogerie, Heroine Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru, Avize

ASSEMBLAGE 100% Chardonnay

THE VINEYARD Avize Grand Cru

SOIL Chalk

AGING 84+ months on the lees

DISGORGE/DOSAGEOctober 2023; 2g/L dosage

BOTTLES PRODUCED 6048 bottles

NV La Grande Vie Grand Cru, Avize

Le Bourg Sud Grand Cru, Avize 21

NV La Rogerie, Le Bourg Sud Grand Cru, Avize NV21

NV La Rogerie, Le Bourg Sud Grand Cru, Avize NV21

ASSEMBLAGE 100% Chardonnay

THE VINEYARD Massale selection Avize Grand Cru

SOIL Chalk, 50-70 cm deep

AGING Aged in 228 & 400L French oak (new through 3-4 years' age), along with reserve wine aged in 15hL foudre.

DISGORGE/DOSAGE January 2024; 2g/L dosage

BOTTLES PRODUCED 12000 bottles

Champ Bouton Grand Cru, Avize

2019 La Rogerie, Champ Bouton Grand Cru, Avize

2019 La Rogerie, Champ Bouton Grand Cru, Avize

ASSEMBLAGE Chardonnay

THE VINEYARD Bordering Cramant, one of three parcels is nearby Selosse's Chantereines & Agrapart's Robarts parcels. Narrow spacing (1.1m), massale selection, 0.35 hectares in total.

SOIL Thin chalk soils (20-30 cm) creating more linear, bright wines.

VINE AGE Parcels planted in 1959, 1961, and one replanted 25-30 years ago.

AGING Aged in 228 & 400L French oak (new through 3-4 years' age).

DISGORGE/DOSAGE January 2024; 0g/L dosage.

BOTTLES PRODUCED 1540

Chemin de Chalons Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru, Champagne

2018 La Rogerie, Chemin de Chalons Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru, Champagne

2018 La Rogerie, Chemin de Chalons Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru, Champagne

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94

ASSEMBLAGE 100% Chardonnay

THE VINEYARD Avize & Cramant planted in 1959 and 1937

SOIL Topsoil Clay with Silice-Chalk

DISGORGE/DOSAGE April 2022 1g/l

BOTTLES PRODUCED 1865

Avize Blanc, Coteaux Champenois

Turckheim Schneid Riesling, Alsace

2022 La Rogerie, Turckheim Schneid Riesling, Alsace

2022 La Rogerie, Turckheim Schneid Riesling, Alsace

ASSEMBLAGE Riesling

THE VINEYARD Niedermorschwihr - Schneid - North-facing, located at the top of the Brand hill, just outside the Grand Cru border.

SOIL Granite, deeper soil.

VINE AGE 45+years

AGING 11 months in used 228 & 400L barrel

BOTTLES PRODUCED 450 bottles

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Le Bouc, Alsace

Villages Riesling, Alsace

Niedermorschwihr Riesling Grand Cru, Sommerberg

2022 La Rogerie, Niedermorschwihr Riesling Grand Cru, Sommerberg

2022 La Rogerie, Niedermorschwihr Riesling Grand Cru, Sommerberg

ASSEMBLAGE Riesling

THE VINEYARD Niedermorschwihr - Sommerberg Lieu dit "Mittelberg"; south-facing, very steep (45°)

SOIL Very thin Granite, vines directly in rock

VINE AGE 25 years

AGING 11 months in used Champagne barrel

BOTTLES PRODUCED 1000

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Turckheim Riesling Grand Cru, Brand

2022 La Rogerie, Turckheim Riesling Grand Cru, Brand

2022 La Rogerie, Turckheim Riesling Grand Cru, Brand

ASSEMBLAGE Riesling

THE VINEYARD Niedermorschwihr - Brand - Lieu dit "Kirchtal" - colder, latest vineyard harvested.

SOIL Granite with thin layer of clay

VINE AGE 27 years

AGING 11 months in used 228 & 400L barrel

BOTTLES PRODUCED 450 bottles

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Nieder Rouge, Alsace

Niedermorschwihr Reserve Perpetuelle Pinots 22, Alsace 2022 Base

NV La Rogerie, Niedermorschwihr Reserve Perpetuelle Pinots NV22, Alsace

NV La Rogerie, Niedermorschwihr Reserve Perpetuelle Pinots NV22, Alsace

ASSEMBLAGE 50% Pinot Auxerrois , 45% Pinot Blanc & 5% Pinot Noir co-fermented

THE VINEYARD Plots of Pinot varietals from Niedermohrschwihr

SOIL Thick Granite-based soils

AGING Reserve is aged in 400L barrels with vintages dating back to 2018.

BOTTLES PRODUCED 2800

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Lieux de Vie Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru, Avize

NV La Rogerie, Lieux de Vie Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru, Avize No.1

NV La Rogerie, Lieux de Vie Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru, Avize No.1

CT

95

ASSEMBLAGE 100% Chardonnay 2018 & 2019 Base

THE VINEYARD Old vines in Avize

SOIL Topsoil Clay with Silice-Chalk

DISGORGE/DOSAGE April 2022 , Brut Nature

BOTTLES PRODUCED 1865

Heroine Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru, Avize

2013 La Rogerie, Heroine Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru, Avize

2013 La Rogerie, Heroine Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru, Avize

CT

91

ASSEMBLAGE 100% Chardonnay

THE VINEYARD Avize Grand Cru

SOIL Chalk

AGING 84+ months on the lees

DISGORGE/DOSAGE September 2021 2g/l

BOTTLES PRODUCED 6048 bottles

2014 La Rogerie, Heroine Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru, Avize

2014 La Rogerie, Heroine Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru, Avize

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92

ASSEMBLAGE 100% Chardonnay

THE VINEYARD Avize Grand Cru

SOIL Chalk

AGING 84+ months on the lees

DISGORGE/DOSAGE July 2022

BOTTLES PRODUCED 7000 bottles

NV La Grande Vie Grand Cru, Avize

NV La Rogerie, La Grande Vie Grand Cru, Avize (Disgorged 2022)

NV La Rogerie, La Grande Vie Grand Cru, Avize (Disgorged 2022)

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91

ASSEMBLAGE 100% Chardonnay from 2017 Base & 30% Reserve from 2004-2012

THE VINEYARD Avize Grand Cru

SOIL Chalk

AGING 36+ months on the lees

DISGORGE/DOSAGE 3 grams per Liter

BOTTLES PRODUCED 4500 bottles

Le Bourg Sud Grand Cru, Avize 21

Champ Bouton Grand Cru, Avize

Chemin de Chalons Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru, Champagne

Avize Blanc, Coteaux Champenois

2020 La Rogerie, Avize Blanc, Coteaux Champenois

2020 La Rogerie, Avize Blanc, Coteaux Champenois

ASSEMBLAGE Chardonnay

THE VINEYARD Avize- Haut du Molin, southeastern portion close to Oger

SOIL Clay topsoil and limon chalk subsoil

VINE AGE Planted in 1961 - Massale selection, part of the vineyard is Chardonnay-muscatée

AGING Traditional vertical press, spontaneous fermentation on lees in one barrel, 18 months of aging, no fining or filtration

BOTTLES PRODUCED 296

Turckheim Schneid Riesling, Alsace

Le Bouc, Alsace

2020 La Rogerie, Le Bouc, Alsace

2020 La Rogerie, Le Bouc, Alsace

CT

89

ASSEMBLAGE 2019 & 2020 Pinot Blanc & Pinot Auxerrois

THE VINEYARD Katzenthal, Niedermorschwihr, Ingersheim

SOIL Granite, bottom of the slope

VINE AGE 25-40 years

AGING228L/400L Barrels 11-23 months aging on the lees

BOTTLES PRODUCED 1500 bottles

2021 La Rogerie, Le Bouc, Alsace

2021 La Rogerie, Le Bouc, Alsace

ASSEMBLAGE 2019 & 2020 Pinot Blanc & Pinot Auxerrois

THE VINEYARD Katzenthal, Niedermorschwihr, Ingersheim

SOIL Granite, bottom of the slope

VINE AGE 25-40 years

AGING228L/400L Barrels 11-23 months aging on the lees

BOTTLES PRODUCED 1500 bottles

Villages Riesling, Alsace

2021 La Rogerie, Villages Riesling, Alsace

2021 La Rogerie, Villages Riesling, Alsace

ASSEMBLAGE Riesling

THE VINEYARD Niedermorschwihr, Katzenthal et Turckheim

SOIL Lower slopes of the three villages on granite dominant soil

AGING Vinified and aged in Champagne barrels for 1 year

BOTTLES PRODUCED 2500 bottles

Niedermorschwihr Riesling Grand Cru, Sommerberg

2020 La Rogerie, Riesling Grand Cru, Sommerberg

2020 La Rogerie, Riesling Grand Cru, Sommerberg

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92

ASSEMBLAGE Riesling

THE VINEYARD niedermorschwihr - Sommerberg "

SOIL Granite

VINE AGE 25 years

AGING1 year in oak tank , 8 months in stainless steel

BOTTLES PRODUCED 1200 bottles

2021 La Rogerie, Niedermorschwihr Riesling Grand Cru, Sommerberg

2021 La Rogerie, Niedermorschwihr Riesling Grand Cru, Sommerberg

ASSEMBLAGE Riesling

THE VINEYARD Niedermorschwihr - Sommerberg Lieu dit "Mittelberg"

SOIL Granite

VINE AGE 25 years

AGING11 months in used Champagne barrel

BOTTLES PRODUCED 1 barrel - 300 bottles

Turckheim Riesling Grand Cru, Brand

2020 La Rogerie, Turckheim Riesling Grand Cru, Brand

2020 La Rogerie, Turckheim Riesling Grand Cru, Brand

ASSEMBLAGE Riesling

THE VINEYARD Niedermorschwihr - Brand - Lieu dit "Kirchtal"

SOIL Granite

VINE AGE 26 years

AGING11 months in used Champagne barrel

BOTTLES PRODUCED 1 barrel-300 bottles

2021 La Rogerie, Turckheim Riesling Grand Cru, Brand

2021 La Rogerie, Turckheim Riesling Grand Cru, Brand

ASSEMBLAGE Riesling

THE VINEYARD Niedermorschwihr - Brand - Lieu dit "Kirchtal"

SOIL Granite

VINE AGE 26 years

AGING 11 months in used Champagne barrel

BOTTLES PRODUCED 450 bottle

Nieder Rouge, Alsace

2021 La Rogerie, Nieder Rouge, Alsace

2021 La Rogerie, Nieder Rouge, Alsace

ASSEMBLAGE Pinot Noir & Gewürztraminer

THE VINEYARD Bakert at the bottom of Sommerberg

SOIL Granite and clay

VINE AGE 25-40 years

AGING Whole bunch fermentation of Pinot Noir and Gewürztraminer. No punch downs; cold maceration then one month of fermentation. Aging in new oak for 12 months.

BOTTLES PRODUCED 152 bottles

Niedermorschwihr Reserve Perpetuelle Pinots 22, Alsace 2022 Base