sec "Les Tuffieres"

vouvray, france

 

IN THE VINEYARD:

APPELLATION: Vouvray

VINEYARD: Located on a hillside overlooking the small village of Vernou-sur-Brenne, located directly east of the village of Vouvray.

VARIETALS: Chenin Blanc 100%

FARMING: Certified organic.

PLOUGHING: The soil cover is maintained. rows grassed; biodiversity encouraged. Annual ploughing.

SOILS: Mostly limestone with some plots with clay and flint, very mineral

WEATHER: Continental Weather

VINES: 20 - 45 year old vines. Traditional Trellis.

HARVEST: Entirely made by hand in small crates on the 2nd half of September and early October.

IN THE CELLAR:

FERMENTATION: With the native yeasts from the Estate in Small stainless steel tanks for 3 weeks.

TREATMENTS: No chaptalization or acidification at all. The idea is to stay natural as much as possible.

PRESSING: Slow at low pressure.

MALOLACTIC: No

LEES: A minimum of 3 months lees contact

OAK BARREL AGING: No.

FINING/ FILTRATION: The wine is allowed to settle naturally by gravity and is only minimally fined or filtered. Vegan.

STYLE: Dry Still

WINEMAKER: Jérôme Loisy

PHILOSOPHY: We believe that the best wines are born in the vineyard.

TASTING NOTES: Straw yellow color with aromas of white flowers and anise. Bright and crisp in the mouth with citrus notes.

FOOD PAIRINGS: Excellent as an aperitif or enjoy with oysters, sushi or other light fare