Auguste Bonhomme La Forcine Vouvray
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|Region||France, Loire Valley, Vouvray|
88 Points - Wine Spectator
Vouvray is a French region of the Loire valley located along the right bank of the Loire river east of the city of Tours.The dominant and nearly exclusive grape of vouvray is Chenin Blanc grape,known locally as ‘Pineau de la Loire’.It is believed that it have originated in the Anjou wine region sometime in the 9th century and from there eventually migrated to Vouvray.
The vineyards are located on the East of Tours, on the 7 towns from the right bank of the river. The soil is composed of sand, gravel, clay and flint. The subsoil is composed of yellow chalk.
The 1,800 hectares which composed the Vouvray vineyard cover the soft slopes which come down to the Loire and the numerous valleys which furrow the table land.
Mechanical grape harvest in light overmaturity . Slow fermentation into cellars made of 'tuffeau', a particular chalky soil from this region. The fermentation is stopped by cooler.
This medium dry Vouvray ages very well and accompanies fish cooked in sauce and delicatessen. Serve at 52 degrees.
"A charming version, showing great elegance and an expressive palate, exhibiting notes of yellow apple, ripe pair and honeysuckle. Well-built, with a seductive finish."