About Marc Bredif:
The history of the wines of Vouvray is directly linked to the religious
history of the Touraine. From the 4th century onwards, the monks owned most of the vineyards,
including the best growths, and made an important contribution to the quality of these wines
which were much sought after at the time.
The vineyards of Vouvray cover some 4,500 acres
on the northern banks of the Loire to the east of Tours. Only one grape, Chenin Blanc, is grown
on the clay and limestone or siliceous clay soil.
The wines are both still and sparkling.
Depending on the year, they are dry, medium or sweet. In all cases they are wines for laying
down - wines which age slowly to attain a hundred years in some cases.