Perrault-Jadaud - Vouvray Sec Les Grives Soules 2019
Region: Vouvray / Loire Valley
Grapes: Chenin Blanc
Damn we like Chenin here at Where's Nick. Fresh and energetic with notes of white fruit and flowers alongside lemongrass, honey and tea. Minerally on the palate with the lime tinged fruit adding flavour without dominating. Finishes fresh and complex.
From 45 years old vines planted on clay and silex soils with a strong base of limestone (aka 'tuffeau') producing small yields (30hl/ha). The grapes are hand harvested, then crushed in an old vertical press before a natural fermentation in their cellar made of the local limestone called "Tuffeau". The wine is partly aged in tanks and the other half in old 300L oak barrels for 9 months before being lightly filtered and bottled. Only a small quantity of SO2 is added.