Baron Tufier - Tête de Cuvée
Cave des Producteurs de Vouvray - Vouvray
Chenin Blanc (100%), also known as Pineau de Loire.
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.
Vouvray "Baron Tufier" cuvée is made from grapes grown in vineyards located on a limestone plateau, overlooking the Loire River. The Chenin Blanc grapes are harvested with great care, sublimated by the chalk terroir. Aged in our tufa cellars for over two years, they express their quality in a lovely aromatic complexity and an unusual elegance. This brand refers to the tender limestone “tufa” used to build prestigious royal châteaux and other monuments in the Loire Valley. Age of the vines: 35 year-old (average) - Yield: 55 hectolitres/hectare - Vineyard size: 90 hectares
Gentle pressing and cool fermentation (64°F) ensure that all the aromas are preserved. Second fermentation in bottle according to the Méthode Traditionnelle./nThe bottles are stored horizontally on wooden laths in our tufa cellars for at least 24 months before disgorging, to develop an incomparably fine bead.
Tasting notes
Very fine bead. Lovely pale golden color with bronze highlights. Complex bouquet with aromas of toasted almonds, dried fruit, and white fruit (peaches), enhanced with slight hints of linden blossom. Fresh on the palate with a lovely, soft follow-through. This sparkling wine has a long and creamy aftertaste with fresh fruits and mineral overtones.
Food pairing
Enjoy chilled (46-50°F) from aperitif to dessert (vegetable tarts, fish and seafood, goat's cheese, and chocolate desserts).
Aging potential
5 years
Grape varieties
Chenin Blanc (100%), also known as Pineau de Loire.
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30900 Nîmes - FRANCE
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