VIGNEAU-CHEVREAU Vouvray Sec, Abbaye de Marmoutier 2018/19 Bottle
White Still Wine | France | Loire valley | Vouvray | 75cl
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Closure Type: Cork
Region: Loire valley
Wine Style: Medium Bodied
Grape: Chenin Blanc
The Vigneau brothers, Christophe and Stéphane, have 30 hectares of Chenin Blanc grown on prime Vouvray vineyards spread over a variety of sites. They also control the “Clos de Rougemont” vineyard that is part of the historic Abbey of Marmoutier. At its height, the Abbey was one of the grandest churches in Europe and played host to Popes and Kings. However the Abbey and its vineyard fell into disrepair following the French Revolution and the scourge of phylloxera in the 19th century. In the early 1990s, Vigneau-Chevreau was awarded the rights to the vineyard for a 50 year period in return for restoring it to its original condition. The vineyard was replanted with carefully selected vines from their best vineyards and today the results are there for all to see. “Clos de Rougemont” has great depth of flavour, and a delicious long dry finish. It is planted on pure limestone soil and vinified in barrel with a tiny proportion of new oak. A really great Vouvray! Biodynamic.