This Vouvray Silex is a bright yellow wine with silver tones and gives us fruity and floral aromas. Flint is revealed and blends harmoniously with the scent of wood & vanilla. The taste is full and voluminous with acacia flavor. This is a cdelicate wine that is mineral in origin and will become increasingly complex with its aging.
This wine gives a real expression of the exceptional local soil in the vineyards of Vouvray, this Vouvray Sec Silex comes from old vines on a south facing hill. The terroir here consists of large flints, solid, clay and limestone. This situation is specific to this vineyard and gives the wines an unmistakable characteristic: the well-known '' flinty flavor ''
The grapes are pressed for 2 to 3 hours. After decanting, two thirds of the juice is put in tanks and the rest in oak barrels with 25% new wood. After spontaneous fermentation, 11 months of ripening follow. The wine is bottled in September after crossing it two or three times and fine filtered.
Aging potential: 20 years or longer in the basement.
This small domain is located on the famous steep slopes of the Vouvray region, just north of the majestic Loire River.Producing small amounts of exquisite white wine from very old Chenin Blanc vines, their soils are full of flint and flint - tiny million-year-old sea fossils, dating back to a time when the sea covered this part of northern France.The soils now provide perfect drainage in this cool, wet region. Domaine d'Orfeuilles was founded in 1947 by Paul Herivault.
Now cultivated by Bernard Herivault and his son, this vineyard is committed to proudly preserving the traditions of cultivation and production of their vines, resulting in tight but creamy viscous wines that display an abundance of qualities of fresh lime andfennel seeds to dry savory "flinty" tones.