Domaine d’Orfeuilles Vouvray Sec 2019


The Vouvray “Sec” comes from different vineyards planted on clay-limestone and Siliceous-clay soils. This is pale yellow in the glass, glistening with greenish silver reflections. A fresh nose of minerals harmoniously mixed with white peach fruit, powdered ginger, liquorice flavours that stay bright on the floral-tinged finish.  A sumptuous nervy Chenin Blanc. Crisp acidity & fleshy ripe grapefruit. Domaine d’Orfeuilles makes some of Frances most stylish linear dry whites..that are exciting & interesting.

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This small Domaine is situated on the famous flinty slopes of the Vouvray region just to the north of the majestic Loire River.

It produces tiny quantities of exquisite white wine from very old Chenin Blanc vines. Their soils are packed with flint and silex – miniscule million year old sea fossils, dating back to a time when the sea covered this part of Northern France. The modern day soils now give perfect drainage in this cool wet region.

Domaine d’Orfeuilles was founded in 1947 by Paul Herivault. This vineyard is now cultivated by Bernard Herivault and his son.

They make every effort to proudly maintain the traditions in the cultivation and production of their vines. Resulting in clean yet unctuous viscous wines that show a plethora of qualities from fresh lime and fennel seeds to dry savory “flinty” notes.

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