Vignerons de Valençay Sauvignon VdP du Val de Loire

£11.95
  • Vignerons de Valençay Sauvignon VdP du Val de Loire
  • Vignerons de Valençay Sauvignon VdP du Val de Loire

Vignerons de Valençay Sauvignon VdP du Val de Loire

£11.95

AVAILABILITY: 19 in stock

Grape Sauvignon Blanc
Style Dry, White, Light Bodied,  Aromatic, Crisp 
Country France
Region Valençay, Loire
Volume 75cl
ABV 13.5%
Dietary None

 

Vignerons de Valençay Sauvignon VdP du Val de Loire offers a light lemon yellow hue and aromas of citrus, green apple, white peach and minerals. On the palate it is crisp, fruit forward with depth of flavour and a refreshing, elegant finish. Enjoy this crisp, complex wine that will elevate the mood and any occasion.

About the Producer

Sébastien Vaillant and friend Damien Bossier are the only two members of the Vignerons de Valençay co-operative, making it the smallest of its kind in the Loire and possibly in France. Their 40 hectares of vines are located on the hillsides surrounding the River Cher and share much of the same Silex (flint) soils that make the finest of the Loire's wines.

Vineyard and Winery

This tiny co-operative has 40 hectares of vineyards in total. The Sauvignon Blanc vines for this wine are located on the flint and clay soils of the Loire Valley, in the Valençay area. The flint in particular imparts the characteristic mineral quality on the wine, while patches of sandy and limestone topsoils over very stony and clay subsoils add richness and depth.

The grapes were picked at night at very low temperatures and transferred to the winery as quickly as possible to minimise damage to the aromatic Sauvignon Blanc. The grapes were pressed gently in a pneumatic press, followed by a cool, slow fermentation for six weeks in temperature-controlled vats to maximise perfume and fruit character. Only stainless steel was used. The wine was released when young and fresh with no oak or oxidative influence.

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