Domaine de la Croix des Vainqueurs, Le Bouchet, Brut, Vouvray NV

£15.50

Technical information

Region:

Vouvray

Terroir:

Chalk / Clay ensuring good minerality

Grape variety:

100% Chenin

Average age of vines:

35 years

Harvest and vinification:

60% Machine with leaf and debris removal; 40% manually in small 15 kg cases

The grapes are pressed slowly and gently to extract the juices (max 1.8 kg). The 3 levels of the chai allow liquid to be transferred easily by gravity. 25% of the wine is vinified in 2 year old oak. after bottling, the wine rests on its lees for 18-24 months before disgorging.

Tasting notes:

This Vouvray has a pale, bright yellow hue, with a smooth milkiness on the palate at first followed by an explosion of fresh fruit aromas. The finesse of the bubbles is excellent. With 10 grms of residual sugar, this Vouvray has no dosage.

Food pairing:

Fabulous as an aperitif or to accompany shellfish.