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VOUVRAY  DEMI-SEC

Type of vinification :

 

MEDIUM DRY VOUVRAY comes from old vines on a hill-side with East-South exposure named "Les Coudraies".  Harvested at peak maturity or even the beginning of over-ripeness,  the crop undergoes gentle pressing for 3 hours before being decanted.  The must with a probable alcoholic strength of 12.5 to 14° is then put in oak barrels for spontaneous fermentation with temperature control.  The art is to obtain the right balance between the alcoholic strength, the acidity and the residual sugars.  Racked two or three times and finely filtered, the wine is bottled in the spring.

 

Ageing potential :  25 years or more in cellar.

 

Description :

 

Intense yellow with silver reflections, the nose is both floral and fruity.  The attack begins on a sweet note, with well balanced sweetness since we return to a “dry” note with fine acidity.  As regards the aroma, the olfactive notes are found and the final note is fruity.

Wine & Dishes :

For an aperitif, alone or with:

-         prepared meats,

-         fish with sauce,

-         poultry with “cream” sauce,

-         roast or braised white meats,

-         goat’s cheese,

-         Desserts (with almonds, apricot, quince, pear…).

-         Asiatic and Indian foods

 

The following vintages are available :

 

 

  1989 - 2003 - 2004

  2005 - 2006 - 2007

 

Press & Awards :

   Les Coudraies 2001 ~ Silver LIGER

   Les Coudraies 1997 ~ MACON Silver medal

   Les Coudraies 1993 ~ MACON Silver medal

   Les Coudraies 1990 ~ MACON Golden medal