Vouvray Blanc Moelleux "La Javeline"

Known for its ability to produce great sweet wines, the Chenin blanc grape variety, known locally as Pineau de la Loire, benefits from a microclimate that is conducive to over-ripening and the development of Botrytis Cinerea. It is harvested manually by successive selections.

Story

Location
The vineyard is located east of Tours.
Terroir
The vineyard of Vouvray extends over 2000 hectares on a clay-limestone soil. The Chenin Blanc, also called Pineau de Loire, benefits from a beautiful exposure overlooking the Loire. The grapes are harvested at full maturity. The sunny late season allowed us to achieve a high level of aromatic richness and natural concentration and to obtain a good balance between freshness and sweetness.
Vinification
Pressing. Light settling then slow fermentation at low temperature (18°C).
Ageing
Aged on fine lees for 6 months then bottled in the spring.
Varietals
Chenin blanc : 100%

Advice

Serving
Served chilled (10-12°C).
Tasting notes
Golden colour. This wine is of the sweet type. It is characterised by aromas of ripe fruit (candied citrus, mirabelle plum), honey, quince and lime blossom. Round, rich and long on the palate. Slight acidity at the end of the mouth giving a sensation of freshness.
Food and wine pairings
This wine will accompany aperitifs, foie gras, blue-veined cheeses and sweet desserts (gingerbread, nougat).