Vouvray Domaine du Margalleau 2021 | 22
Fresh and mineral delight comes through this old-vines Chenin Blanc, zesty and seductive.
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Four generations of the Pieaux family have dedicated their lives to Chenin Blanc, crafting refined wines from the region’s chalky and mineral-rich “tuffeau” soils (the same stones used to build the Loire Valley’s legendary chateaux). Estate vineyards also contain a good amount of flint & limestone (found also in Sancerre) that contributes more complex aromas and enhances the wines’ already lively mineral body.
Respectful of terroir and biodiversity, the Pieaux family practices environmentally responsible viticulture
Grape variety – 100% Chenin Blanc
Vines age – 40+ year old vines
Winemaking – Hand-harvested, fermented on indigenous yeasts and aged in temperature-controlled, stainless steel tanks. Residual sugar is less than 5 grams per liter.
A fresh and mineral delight in youth. Citrus, grapefruit, apple blossom, flinty aromas lead on to flavors of lemons and limes, green apple and onto a lingering flinty minerality in a seductive finish
Pairing suggestions: As an aperitif; fresh goat cheese; asparagus; freshwater fish.
Silver Medal – Concours des vins du Val de Loire