Cave de Vouvray
The Vouvray appellation, located to the east of Tours, covers 5,000 acres of vineyard. The Chenin Blanc variety, also known as Pineau de Loire, thrives on the sunny plateau overlooking the Loire River. Clay-limestone soil.
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 40 wine growers, who work together 500 ha of vineyards, distributed over the whole Vouvray Appellation area.
Les Chancelières, Vouvray
VARIETAL: Chenin Blanc
VINEYARD: Grown in a 10 acre plot on a sunny plateau overlooking the Loire River
VINE AGE: 45 years
VINIFICATION: The grapes are picked when very ripe to retain some residual sugar after fermentation (+/- 20g/liter). Pressing. Clarification. Slow, cool fermentation (18°C).
Aged in stainless-steel vats for 2-3 months.