Story

The wine
Les Dimes is one of the three pieces of land that used to belong to Vouvray during the feudal period. It is in Vouvray that we have discovered the first vines in the Loire Valley planted by monks in Year 400. Honore de Balzac, well-know writer, was born in Tours in 1799 and he is the author of many chapters about wine “Wine has nourished my body while coffee kept my mind”, was deeply in love with the wines of Vouvray.
Situation
The Chenin Blanc vines, also known as Pineau de Loire, enjoy wonderful exposure to the sun on the plateau overlooking the Loire River.
Terroir
The Vouvray vineyards cover 2,000 hectares of clay-limestone soil to the east of Tours.
Vinification
The grapes are picked at a high degree of ripeness so as to retain some residual sugar after fermentation (depending on the vintage).
It is hand harvest by successives tries. (picking in several waves).
Pressing, light settling, slow fermentation at low temperature (18°C) in stainless steel vats.
Maturing
Aged on fine lees for 6 months and bottled in spring.
Varietals
Chenin blanc : 100%

Advice

Serving
Served chilled (8-10°C), but not too cold to preserve the ripe-fruits aromas.
Tasting notes
Golden colour. This wine is semi-dry. It features a powerful nose evolving into aromas of ripe fruits with white flesh (peaches, pears), acacia blossom and subtle toasted notes. On the palate it is round and smooth with lovely balance. Fresh and lively aftertaste.
Food pairing
This wine can be drunken as dessert wine but also with spicy food and white meats.