Chateau de Valmer - Vouvray BrutNV
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The 32 hectares of the vineyard surround like a horseshoe the terraced gardens in a preserved ecosystem of forests and pastures. Six hectares are planted in the historic enclosure of the walled park.
The vines of Château de Valmer, planted on hillsides with clay-limestone soils overlooking the Brenne valley, allow the four facets of the chenin to be declined and produce sparkling, dry, semi-dry and sweet white wines.
With its sense of heritage, the Saint Venant family has managed to preserve one of the last cellars in the region. At a time when concrete tanks are returning to fashion for the greatest Bordeaux castles, they deserve to be listed, as have the castle and terraces since 1930, as part of the inventory of Historic Monuments.
These glass concrete vats are thermo-regulated to control temperatures during alcoholic fermentation and thus maintain an optimal temperature.
The wines are matured in vats on fine lees for 6 months before being bottled to finish their maturing in peace in the beautifully preserved tufa cellars under the High Terrace of this historic estate.
This Vouvray is a great example of Loire Valley Chenin Blanc. With fresh apple, pear and citrus aromas it is fresh and bright while offer a nice complexity of flavors.