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~ PRESENTATION OF THE ESTATE ~

 

ocated on the old outbuilding of a medieval castle that no longer exits, the Domaine d’Orfeuilles was founded in 1947 by Paul HERIVAULT. The "Vouvray Appellation Controlée" vineyard now covers almost 20 hectares in the communes of Chançay and Reugny.

This vineyard is now cultivated by Bernard HERIVAULT and his son Arnaud. They make every effort to maintain the traditions in the cultivation of the vines as well as in production of their wines.

 

~ CARACTERISTICS OF OUR WINES ~

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he Chenin variety is grown on clayey, clay-limestone soil with a high density of flint stone. This situation, specific for our vineyard, gives our wines an unmistakable characteristic: the famous "flinty taste". we produce sparkling wines

We produce sparkling wines with the traditional method and still wines that, depending on the year’s climate can be dry, medium dry, sweet and sometimes liqueur-like in the case of certain vintages. The average production consists of about 1100 hl per year.