Story

The wine
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 harvested at peak ripeness to obtain a perfect balance between freshness and softness.
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
Serve chilled (10-12°C).
Tasting notes
Golden colour. On the nose, it has hints of citrus, white-fleshed fruit (peaches, pears), and acacia blossoms. On the palate, it is soft and smooth with lovely balance, highlighted by a fresh, lively aftertaste.
Food pairing
As an accompaniment to aperitif, fish dishes with sauce, white meats, delicatessen meats, goat’s cheese (St Maure de Touraine).