Vouvray

Chenin Blanc or Pineau de la Loire is the grape-variety which produces the best white wines of Anjou and Touraine. It has nothing in common with grapes of the Pinot family.

The variety gives all its fullness in the Loire Valley
, elsewhere it did not acclimate.

Chenin Blanc is used for dry and sweet wines. It is subject to noble rot and for that reason is harvested as late as possible, sometimes in november. Chenin Blanc wines such as Vouvray and Saumur age very well.

Rabelais, a long time ago, wrote about Chenin!

 
Aromas : apple, cinnamon, quince

Vouvray wine information :
 

Name:

Appellation Vouvray Controlée

Location:

Right bank of the Loire river
Close to Tours city and the Châteaux of Loire

Places:8 villages: Vouvray, Rochecorbon, Vernou sur Brenne, etc
Soil:Clayey limestone
Chalk
Size:2,000 ha (4,900 acres)
Production:

13 million bottles

Grapes:

Chenin blanc (Pineau blanc de la Loire)

Type of wines:Sweet viscous white wine
Dry white wine
Semi dry white wine
Sparkling white wine
Age:Sweet: sometimes over a century !
Dry: 5 to 25 years
Semi-dry: drink now and up to 5 years
Sparkling: 1 to 4 years
Vintages:
(recommended)
Aromas:

Quince
Honey
Almond

Food:

Chicken in white sauce
Veal in white sauce
Fruits



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