Vouvray "Les Pierres Rousses" DEMI-SEC Domaine Gilles Gaudron 2015/16
Domaine Gilles Gaudron, Vouvray, Vernou-sur-Brenne, Touraine
Fourth generation Gilles Gaudron took over the family domaine in 1993. Comprising of 50 separate, small parcels of vineyards, the estate is planted on limestone-clay soils spread over 27 hectares with closely spaced goblet-pruned vines, the majority of which are older than 30 years of age and are hand harvested.
Still aided by his father Sylvain, Gilles produces top quality, traditional Vouvrays with intense pure fruit characters and striking terroir expression. The atmospheric, naturally temperature-regulated cellars date back over 700 years and include 1,000 metres of tuffeau galleries. Fermentation is long and slow with natural yeasts.
The cool climate in Vouvray ensures good acidity, which helps to balance the sweetness and ripe fruit character in Vouvray Demi-Sec 'Les Pierres Rousses' Domaine Gilles Gaudron. Made from 40 year old Chenin Blanc vines planted on limestone-clay soils, this is an elegantly fresh wine which pairs well with spicy dishes, desserts and fruit salads.
Grape: 100% Chenin Blanc