VOUVRAY

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VOUVRAY

Production Region

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The wines of Vouvray are made from the Chenin grape, and can be still or sparkling, off-dry or sweet, depending on the amount of residual sugar in the grapes at harvest time. Whether still or sparkling, one of the features of Vouvray wine is its shine and glossy colour, which sets it apart from other wines produced in the Loire Valley. The development of the Vouvray vineyards has been attributed to Saint Martin, who planted the vines at the famous Abbey of Marmoutier.  

Climate

Clima

Temperate climate broken down into a number of microclimates with an oceanic influence

Soil type

Rocky hillsides on a substrate of tuffeau , cut through with valleys and covered with flinty 'perruche' soils and  'aubuis' (limestone clay).

Varietals

Chenin

Colour(s) and Style(s)

Dry, half-dry and sweet white, sparkling

Annual Production*

105 800 hl

or around 14 106 700 bottles

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Producers

160

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Basic Yield

Whites: 52 hl/ha

Sparkling whites: 65 hl/ha 

rendement

Conservation

8°-12°C

elevage 10 years or up

Dry Whites: 11-12°C
Sparkling wines: 8°C
Sweet Whites: 8°C

10 years or up to several decades

Food and Wine Parings

Menu
Aperatif

with a vouvray Dry White

Fish and sea food canapés

Starter

with a vouvray Sweet White

Foie gras

Main Course

with a vouvray Dry White

with a vouvray Demi-sec White

in cream sauce

 

with a vouvray Sweet White

World cuisine

Cheese

with avouvray Sweet White

Desert

with a vouvray Sweet White

Caramelized fruit or candied desserts

Degustation
Look

Dry and demi-sec whites and sparkling wines: Intense, shimmering straw yellow

Sweet whites: Golden yellow with amber reflections

Nose

Dry and off-dry whites: Acacia, rose, citrus, pear

Sparkling wines: Citrus, brioche

Sweet whites: Candied and cooked fruit, honey

Palate

Dry Whites: rich, suave, full of minerals

Off-dry and sweet whites: Soft, easy-going, ample, unctuous  yet remarkably fresh.

* Annual average over the last 5 years

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