This Vouvray Sec is a light yellow wine with an iridescent color that gives a fresh nose and reveals the flint harmoniously mixed with lemon and grapefruit aromas. On the palate, this sizzling wine reveals the freshness and mineral aspects with a slightly sour last note. This dry wine is delicate and balanced. He will only get richer over the years.
This wine comes from claystone vineyards with a high density of flint. This terroir produces fast-ripening grapes. The grapes are pressed for 2 to 3 hours and then this unfermented wine is decanted in oak barrels so that a spontaneous fermentation takes place with temperature control. The wine is bottled in the spring after being brined two or three times and fine filtered.
Aging potential: 15 years or longer in the basement.
This small domain is located on the famous steep slopes of the Vouvray region, just north of the majestic Loire River.Producing small amounts of exquisite white wine from very old Chenin Blanc vines, their soils are full of flint and flint - tiny million-year-old sea fossils, dating back to a time when the sea covered this part of northern France.The soils now provide perfect drainage in this cool, wet region. Domaine d'Orfeuilles was founded in 1947 by Paul Herivault.
Now cultivated by Bernard Herivault and his son, this vineyard is committed to proudly preserving the traditions of cultivation and production of their vines, resulting in tight but creamy viscous wines that display an abundance of qualities of fresh lime andfennel seeds to dry savory "flinty" tones.
The famous wine magazine Decanter gives this wine 95 points and thinks it is the best wine for its money. We also thought that when we discovered this wine!