Vallée Loire
Cave des Producteurs de Vouvray - Vouvray - Off Dry
White,Vouvray - Off Dry
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 : 22 years - 4 hectares - Yield : 50Ha/Hl
Winemaking
Pressing. Light settling to clarify the must followed by slow, low-temperature fermentation (18°c). Fermentation stopped by chilling the wine. Aged on fine lees for 6 months and bottled in the spring.
Tasting notes
Golden color. This wine is semi-sweet. On the nose, it has hints of linden and acacia blossoms, ripe, white-fleshed fruit (peaches ans pears), and fine toasty hints. On the palate, it is soft and smooth with a lovely balance, highlighted by a fresh, lively aftertaste.
Food pairing
Served chilled, as an accompaniment to aperitif, saucy fish dishes, white meats dishes, delicatessen meats and even goat cheese.
Aging potential
3 to 5 years
Grape varieties
100% Chenin Blanc
Terrisson Wines
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