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Grape Varieties: Chenin Blanc 100%Optimum Drinking: Within 5 yearsWine Style: Off dry fresh and fruityAlcohol by Volume: 12.5%Closure: CorkCountry: France
Domaine de la Rouletière is located in the heart of some of the most sought-after slopes in Vouvray. Founded in 1914, it is owned by the Gilet family, wine-growers for five generations. Owner and winemaker Jean-Marc Gilet cultivates the 27 hectare vineyard sustainably, respecting the environment and the terroir. At the heart of the vineyard, the domain possesses a magnificent two storey cellar that has been carved out by the Gilet family over many generations: 800 square metres set in freestone. The wines are elegantly styled, beautifully balanced and bear all the hallmarks of superb Vouvray.
2018 was an excellent vintage - no spring frosts, perfect weather conditions throughout the growing season and just the right amount of water when needed. Blue skies and temperatures in the mid-30s throughout the harvest created the perfect opportunity to harvest at optimal ripeness. The wines have the perfect balance of ripeness of fruit and classic Loire freshness.
The grapes are grown in a single vineyard ‘les Calcaires’, which is certified organic; the grapes are grown without the use of synthetic or chemical preparations. The vineyard covers Turonian limestone hillsides, interspersed with confluent valleys and is covered with ‘perruche’, a flinty clay soil.
The grapes were harvested at optimum ripeness and carefully sorted, to retain the highest quality. The grapes were vinified plot by plot to retain the nuances of the Vouvray terroir. Fermentation took place at low temperature in stainless steel tanks to retain the freshness and purity of fruit.
A classic Vouvray with attractive aromas of apple, grape and vine peach complemented by mineral overtones. Beautifully balanced with a lively and persistent finish.
Ideal as an apéritif, or served with pan-fried fish, seafood, charcuterie or cheese.
Chenin Blanc 100%
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