Vouvray "Les Vaux Loius" SEC Domaine Gilles Gaudron 2016/17
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.
Made from 30 year old Chenin vines, Domaine Gilles Gaudron Vouvray Les Vaux Louis Sec 2014 is rich and juicy on the palate with notes of pear and quince enhanced by an intense chalky minerality.
Grape: 100% Chenin Blanc