Vouvray is a white wine made with Chenin Blanc grapes that grow along the banks of the Loire River, in the Touraine district of France. Wines range in style from dry to sweet, and still to sparkling, each with its own distinct character.
Since about 1890, four generations of the Gaudron family have lived and cultivated vines in Vernou, running a vineyard that covers 25 hectares. The Domain is built on a limestone-clay soil which rests on a sub-layer of tuffeau, the elegant stone used to build the Chateaux for which the region is so renowned.
The vines were purchased in 2012, stretching over 1.2 hectares and tended to using organic practices. The vineyards are situated on a hillside on the heights of Vernou in Brenne. The plot is composed of clayey limestone soil and vines of on average 40 years old.
The grapes located on the steep slopes are harvested by hand, and the whole crop is vinified in a traditional way. A slow fermentation is done in 2 years old oak barrels coming from Chateau Yquem, and the wine is vinified and matured in oak barrels for 10 months.
This sparkling wine opens with a yellow-gold color. The aromas are of vanilla and plum. This wine has a powerful structure and long finish.
Serve this Vouvray with sea food, shell fish, grilled fish or pasta.