Xavier Roger’s roots were firmly in the vineyards of Sancerre in the Loire Valley. Son of Jean-Max Roger whose 34ha domaine in the village of Bué, just south-west of town of Sancerre, is renowned for its production of high quality, Sancerre, Menetou-Salon and Pouilly Fumé. However three is a crowd, and with his brothers Thibault and Etienne working at the family domaine, Xavier set out on his own and made his own way.
Mastering the nuances of Southern French varietals and combining traditional as well as innovative winemaking techniques, Xavier Roger wines are a superb example of the quality that is now being produced in the South of France.
The Deux Grives is a Shiraz that overdelivers for its price – unquestionably sumptuous, and spicy! The concentration of fruit achieved is outstanding in this French full bodied and juicy red. Bright ruby red in colour. On the nose notes of blackberry, violet and cassis. On the palate the fruit opens up with a hint of liquorice. Extremely silky tannins and subtle oaking that balances the dense fruit characteristics.