Guilbaud Frères Demi-Sec “La Lanterne” 2018 Vouvray – Loire Valley
Varietal: 100% CHENIN BLANC
Color: Nice amber-colored yellow a complex nose
Nose: Revealing a nice floral smell.
Mouth: The expression in mouth is full because of the body and good balance between residual sugars and acidity. It provides this Vouvray a lot of delicacy and a nice roundness in mouth.
Serving temperature around 8° – 10°C
Demi-Sec “La Lanterne” 2018
Vouvray, Loire Valley
Vouvray is made from the Chenin Blanc grape and is a small wine area in the middle of the Loire Valley very close to Tours. Grapes have been grown in this area for centuries — back to Roman times at least. In 1936, Vouvray was awarded its own appellation.
Vouvray is planted in tuffeau, a limestone rock. Tuffeau is the same white rock that many of the chateaux of the Loire are made from. The rock was excavated from the land leaving behind cavernous caves which the Vouvrillons put to good use as wine chais (barrel storage rooms). Many of the caves date back 500 years or more and have lovely, ancient carvings in them.