Sail up the Loire River, on a "gabare" - a local type of boat - meandering through the vineyards and discovering our wines: "Vallée Loire" is a group of wines that act as ambassadors for the Loire Valley AOP, marked by their character, freshness, and approachability.

Story

Situation
In the east of Tours.
Terroir
The Vouvray vineyards cover 2,000 hectares of clay-limestone terroir to the east of Tours. The Chenin Blanc vines, also known as Pineau de Loire, enjoy wonderful exposure to the sun on the plateau overlooking the Loire River. The grapes are harvested at peak ripeness to obtain a perfect balance between freshness and softness.
Vinification
Grapes picked by hand and pressing. Light settling to clarify the must followed by slow, low-temperature fermentation (18°C). Fermentation stopped by chilling the wine. Aged on fine lees for 6 months and bottled.
Maturing
Aged on fine lees before bottling.
Varietals
Chenin blanc : 100%

Advice

Serving
Serve chilled (10-12°C).
Tasting notes
Golden-yellow colour. This slightly-sweet wine has characteristic aromas of candied fruit (apricot and quince) with fine hints of toast. It is rich on the palate, with lovely balance and a candied citrus aftertaste.
Food pairing
Serve as an accompaniment to aperitifs, blue cheeses (Fourme d’Ambert), tangy tarts (lemon and rhubarb), and foie gras.