About The Producer
Catherine and Didier Champalou both came from vigneron families, yet their mutual sense of independence prompted the couple to brave it on their own. Since starting the domaine in 1983, their label has become one of the most highly-acclaimed in the appellation. Vouvray is home to the noble Chenin Blanc, more commonly known as Pineau de la Loire in their part of the world. The Champalou family farms 21 hectares of vineyards, embracing sustainable farming while integrating the use of the lunar calendar. Their soils are rich, deep, and aerated though regular plowing. The Champalou house style produces wines of great elegance and tenderness, highly aromatic with impeccable balance. No one comes close to copying their distinct style.
VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION
• All grapes harvested by hand
• Slow fermentation with indigenous yeasts only
• Malolactic fermentation occurs naturally depending on the vintage
Harvest occurs early in the morning and the fruit is then immediately pressed. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel cuves. A low temperature is kept while the wine is raised on fine lees in the cuve for eleven months and then is bottled in September.
Grape / Blend
Vouvray, Touraine, Loire, France
Winemaker's Tasting Notes
The honey and white acacia blossom in this Vouvray’s perfume is a rare treat. The wine has youthful deliciousness and great aging potential.
Product size: 750ml