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Les Clos Francs Vouvray 2013

ID No: 442354
Country:France
Regions:Loire
Vouvray
Winery:Sylvain Gaudron
Grape Type:Chenin Blanc
Vintage:2013
Bottle Size:750 ml
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Product Description

Les Clos Francs Vouvray 2013 is 100% Chenin Blanc. 

The cool climate in the Vouvray appellation area insures good acidity, which is balanced by the distinctly fruity character of the Chenin Blanc and the mineral qualities imparted by the soil. Thanks to these natural elements, this half-dry Vouvray combines elegance and vigor with sweetness and an inherent freshness.

Mechanical and hand harvest, destemming, pneumatic pressing, static settling of the must at low temperature for 24 hours, fermentation at the cellar temperature (12°C/54°F) for 1/2 month, aging in vats, two rackings, stirring once a week during 1 month, filtration, bottling in September.

Chicken, fish, Asian Food, Desert with strawberry and raspberry.

Winery: Sylvain Gaudron

Sylvain Gaudron Estate

Domaine Sylvain Gaudron, from Vouvray in the Loire Valley, France that produce the "Les Clos Francs" brand in Vouvray.

Since about 1890, four generations of the Gaudron family have lived in Vernou, running a vineyard that covers 25 hectares (62 acres, about two-thirds of the vines are at least thirty years old on average. All of the vines grown in the Vouvray area are of the Chenin variety also known as Pineau de la Loire. The method has not changed since 1890 we just had the chance to perfect our recipes. The Domaine Sylvain Gaudron is run by hard workers people and real passionate wine makers

Sylvain Gaudron Vineyard

When you come to the estate, the welcome in the wine storehouse, the visit to the cellars in the rock that go back to the 13th century (1,000m of galleries, the commentaries and the free tasting sessions will help you to appreciate the aromas and flavors of our wine.

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