Tuffeau White
Cave Robert & Marcel - Vouvray
100% Chenin Blanc
In 1957, around forty winegrowers grouped together to confront the economic difficulties of the era, pooling far more than mere financial concerns. At the time, Robert, Marcel, Yvon, Geneviève and the others, hailing from the same terroir, hewn from the same rock and sharing the same time-honoured values, set up their cooperative at the top of the hill in Saint-Cyr-en-Bourg. “They chose to share their experience, their expertise and their dreams„
The label name takes its name from the old tufa quarries on which the cellar Cave de Saumur is located. Tufa is extract more often in the basement of hillsides bordering a River, thereby creating galleries, or cellars of several kilometers. The blocks of rock could be loaded on boats. Soft and luminous, limestone situated on great vineyards, the tufa stone signed the cultural identity of the Loire through its countless castles, abbeys, cities and villages.The subsoil consists of the same tufa limestone used to build the famous Loire Valley castles.
The grapes are destemmed and pressed after a short period of skin contact, then pressed in pneumatic presses./nFermentation in temperature-controlled vats and bottled early in cellars dug out of tufa, where it continues to age in bottle, protected from light and variations in temperature.
Tasting notes
Pale yellow color with greenish highlights. Citrus aromas featuring lemon and grapefruit, with hints of tropical fruit. Rich and round on the palate after a fresh, fruity initial impression.
Food pairing
It matches perfectly with fish and seafood dishes. It is also pleasant with hot or cold delicatessen meats and enjoyable with cheese (especially goat’s cheese). The freshness of the wine makes it an excellent aperitif, while its strength and roundness give it a long lasting power until the end of a meal. White Saumur is best served quite chilled (46 to 50°F).
Aging potential
1 to 3 years.
Grape varieties
100% Chenin Blanc
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