Story

The wine
This brand refers to the tender limestone “tufa” used to build prestigious royal châteaux and other monuments in the Loire Valley.
Situation
Loire Valley
Terroir
Our Vouvray "Excellence" cuvée is made from grapes grown in vineyards located on a limestone plateau, overlooking the Loire River. The Chenin Blanc grapes are harvested with great care, sublimated by the chalk terroir. It is aged in our tufa cellars for over two years express their quality in a lovely aromatic complexity and unusual elegance.
Vinification
Gentle pressing and cool fermentation (18°C) ensure that all the aromas are preserved. Second fermentation in bottle according to the Méthode Traditionnelle.
Maturing
The bottles are stored horizontally on wooden laths in our tufa cellars for at least 24 months before disgorging, to develop an incomparably fine bead.
Varietals
Chenin blanc : 100%

Advice

Serving
Enjoy chilled (8-10°C).
Tasting notes
Very fine bead. Lovely pale golden colour with bronze highlights. Complex bouquet with aromas of toasted almonds, dried fruit, and white fruit (peaches), enhanced with slight hints of linden blossom. Fresh on the palate with a lovely, soft follow-through. This sparkling wine has a long and creamy aftertaste with fresh fruits and mineral overtones.
Food pairing
Enjoy from aperitif to dessert (vegetable tarts, fish and seafood, goat's cheese, and chocolate desserts).