Domaine Vigneau Chevreau Vouvray Abbaye de Marmoutier Clos de Rougemont 2008
Chenin Blanc from Loire, France
Bright gold with a slightly grey tint.
Intense buttery smells add to quince preserve and specific touches of almonds and pineapple.
The flavors counterbalance each other between sweet and acid. Intense and clear smells, a balanced wine.
To go with white meats and specifically a roasted chiken cooked with mushrooms, the whole of Asian cook, or think about a rabbit cooked in almond milk.
Wine Spectator - "Ripe and juicy, with a medium-weight core of quince, pear and creamed green apple flavors laced with a ginger note. The long, minerally finish is very stylish. Drink now through 2014. 800 cases made."
Domaine Vigneau Chevreau Winery
The 28 acres of the domain are located in four out of the eight villages which make the appelation surface, giving complexity and intensity to its wines thanks to the quality of its land and its orientation.
Our domain is in constant search of quality improvements throughout various methods, such as manual grape harvestion with selection and thinning out of leaves. Since 1995, the domaine conversion to more biodynamic processes also helps to reinforce the life of the land and its characteristics, banishing all chemical products on the domain.
The aging of our wines takes place in our caves which are dug in the limestone so as to obtain secondary flavors which characterized our long kept wines. View all Domaine Vigneau Chevreau Wines
About LoireChenin Blanc, Muscadet and Sauvignon Blanc. For reds, Cabernet Franc takes center stage but the region also has plantings of Pinot Noir and Gamay. The AC of Cremant de Loire is popular – these are the sparkling wines of the Loire, usually made with Chenin Blanc.
Notable FactsAs for which grapes you find in which regions… Starting on the Atlantic Coast and moving east - Muscadet hails from the region of the same name, within the larger Nantes district, right on the Atlantic coast. The wines are dry, citrusy and pleasant, but rarely powerful or intensely aromatic. Just inland from Nantes is Anjou-Samur, home to Savennières, an excellent source of dry Chenin Blanc. To the east is Touraine, where you'll find the popular white region of Vouvray - Chenin Blanc shines in Vouvray, which can be dry, off-dry or sweet – the majority of those found in the states are a lovely and food-friendly off-dry. In the same district, Cabernet Franc makes delicious, delicate and elegant reds from Bourguil and Chinon. Finally, in the Upper Loire area, Sancerre and Pouilly Fumé turn out Sauvignon Blancs of razor sharp acidity and minerality.
About France - Other regionsWhen it comes to wine, France is a classic. Classic blends, grapes and styles began in the country and they still remain. Think about it - people ask for a Burgundian style Pinot Noir, they refer to wines as Bordeaux or Rhone blends - Champagne even had to pass a law to stop international wineries from putting their region on the label of all sparkling wine.
The top regions of France are: Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, Languedoc-Roussillon, Loire, Rhone. And these regions are so diverse! It makes sense that wine regions throughout the world try to emulate their style. Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah are no longer French varieties, but international varieties. They may not be the leader of cutting edge technology or value-priced wines, but there is no doubt that they are still producing wines of great quality and diversity.
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