Vouvray Sec

Sylvain Gaudron

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White
France
Loire
2016 Vintage
Silver, Sommelier Wine Awards 2019

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Very pale lemon yellow colour. Hints of honey and fresh hay typical of Chenin. Chalky minerality. Backbone of high acidity keeping the wine taut, energetic and fresh.

Product Specification

  • Colour
    White
  • Country
    France
  • Region
    Loire
  • Sub Region
    Vouvray
  • Style
    Very Dry
  • Closure
    Natural Cork
  • SKU
    A1256116
  • Alcohol %
    12.5%
  • Grape
    Chenin Blanc
  • Unit Volume
    75cl
  • Award
    Silver, Sommelier Wine Awards 2019

Winemaking

From densely-planted (6600/ha) 25 to 35 year old short-pruned bushvines on chalky clay with silica on gently south east facing slopes generally around the village of Vernou at around 70m above sea level. After hand-harvesting (bushvines require extra labour but the quality makes it worthwhile), the grapes are whole-bunch pressed in a basket press. Fermented with no added yeast with temperature control at 18 C. No fining (gravity only). No oak. Matured in bottle in the family's 13th century cellars hewn into the rock.

Our Expert Food Recommendation

Minerality would pair well with white-fleshed fish. Also a counterpoint to rich buttery sauces. Exceptional with chalky soft white cheeses like Brie.