Vouvray Les Argiles (sec) 2015
Bottle Sizes 750ml
Region Loire Valley
Wine Type White - Still
Varietals Chenin Blanc
Vineyard A blend of various plots surrounding the Clos Baudoin, including L’Espagnole, Le Haut Lieu, La Chatterie, L’Homme and La Reugnières. Average of 40 year vine age.
Soil Clay and chalk on a base of "tuffeaux", soft white limestone.
Viticulture The vineyard is farmed biodynamically. No chemical plant protection product is used. The soils are plowed. Honey plants and nematicides are sown in the ranks. The preparations used solely from plant, animal and mineral materials processed.
Vinification After pressing, the alcoholic fermentation is carried out by indigenous yeasts in demi-muids, 600 liters capacity. It can last up to six months. The "malolactic fermentation" is not sought. The wine rests on the lees in demi-muids. Vinified sec (2-4 g/l of sugar).
Aging Aged sur lies in old demi-muids for approximately 9 months.
Notes For Chidaine, 2015 was one of the best vintages of the past few years with rich wines, with finesse and concentration, and good length. Unfortunately, it was a small harvest.
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