|Off-Dry, White, Fruit Forward, Medium Bodied, Demi-Sec, Nutty, Tropical Fruit, Food Friendly
Les Coteaux Tufiers Vouvray Demi-Sec is a delicately off-dry style of Chenin Blanc that offers aromas of freshly picked walnuts, lime, and ripe melon. A honeyed palate of cooked apple and agave provide a perfectly integrated sweetness that creates a refreshing wine with a long finish. Enjoy with cheese, hot smoked trout, and Asian-style dishes.
About the Producer
Like all good stories, that of Boutinot France is both long and a little bit complicated! Boutinot began as a tiny importer in 1980, specialising in French wines. Paul Boutinot himself began by personally selecting the wines from France, back in the UK he would unload the trailer by hand. And deliver the crates of wines to customers himself. But good things grow and by the end of the decade they had become a bigger and better company. A company that not only sought out great wines but made them too. 10 years later, Boutinot France started in January 1990. The first office was in the middle of the vines in Julienas; perfectly located to navigate the Beaujolais and Macon regions on the quest to make beautiful wines.
Today, Boutinot’s French office has relocated to Macon, and has over 20 employees who take care of production across the whole of France, covering fresh whites and rosés from Gascony, mineral wines from Burgundy, and joyful varietal wines from Languedoc among others. There is no single model to source the wines; instead, a combination of sources are used, from large-scale, high-quality co-ops to small, family growers and single domaines, as well as their own vineyards in Cairanne and Saint-Vérand. Drawing on the expertise of their four in-house winemakers and a network of partner growers, they seek to deliver the highest quality-to-price ratio possible for every wine.
Vineyard and Winery
Boutinot source this Vouvray Les Coteaux Tufiers directly from growers in the heart of the Vouvray region and have been doing so for over 20 years. Their old vine Chenin Blanc plots lie on chalky, tufa-laden plateaux ('Les Coteaux Tufiers') above the Premieres Côtes de Vouvray. Grapes are hand harvested at optimum ripeness to ensure a good sugar level which is necessary for the Demi-Sec style. Cool vinification is followed by élevage on fine lees to ensure maximum concentration.
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