Les Lys White
Cave des Producteurs de Vouvray - Vouvray
White,Vouvray
100% Chenin Blanc
history
The Cave des Producteurs de Vouvray was created in 1953, at the initiative of a small group of wine growers. The initial project was to pool their resources and create a production tool able to make wines in sufficient volume to penetrate new markets, at the same time preserving a high level of quality which was essential to the commercial development of Vouvray wines, and more particularly the sparkling wines. Sixty years later, the adventure continues with 30 wine growers, who work together 400 ha of vineyards, distributed over the whole Vouvray Appellation area.
Vineyard
The Vouvray appellation, located to the East of Tours, covers 5,000 acres of vineyard 150 miles west of Paris. The Chenin Blanc variety thrives on the sunny plateau overlooking the Loire River. Clay-limestone soil. Vines : 45 years - 13 acres - Yield : 50Ha/Hl
Winemaking
The grapes are picked when very ripe to retain some residual sugar after fermentation (+/- 7g/liter). Pressing. Clarification. Slow, cool fermentation (18°C)./nAged in stainless steel vats for 2-3 months.
Tasting notes
Golden yellow. Ripe fruity bouquet (quince, apricot) with overtones of nuts (almond) and acacia flower. Well balanced on the palate, soft with a slightly crisp finish.
Food pairing
Fish and chicken dishes in sauce. Delicatessen meats.
Aging potential
20 years.
Grape varieties
100% Chenin Blanc
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195 rue Guy Arnaud
30900 Nîmes - FRANCE
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