2018 - Monmousseau Vouvray Dry white
Grape variety: Chenin Blanc.
Soils/Terroirs: Stony hillsides on a rocky substrate of tuffeau, interspersed with valleys, covered with perruche and aubuis soils.
Vinification details: Strictly controlled with a low yield (50-60 hl/ha). The grapes are harvested at optimal maturity and the bunches are immediately pressed, followed by a fermentation at a low temperature to conserve the aromas of tropical fruit. The juice is protected from oxygen, and does not undergo malo-lactic fermentation. Aged on fine lees to obtain a rounder texture and stocked in stainless steel vats until bottling to preserve the Chenin’s freshness, minerality and purity.
Maturing period: 10 months
Taste and Appearance: For this semi dry wine in full youth, there exists a beautiful straw yellow robe. The nose and the mouth are very complimentary seduced by some sweet apple aromas which then goes to lime. A remarkable balance between a soft and very aromatic structure, and the elegant touch of bitterness of the Chenin Blanc grape. It is a wine for ageing that will develop with pleasure during 5 to 6 years keeping all its freshness. Drunk young they are vibrant and fresh with aromas of fruit Its color will go to some golden tones then slightly amber with age.