Vincent Raimbault Vouvray Sec Vincent Raimbault Vouvray Sec Vincent Raimbault Vouvray Sec "Bel Air" 2014 Download PDF

Specifications
Winery
VarietiesChenin Blanc
Farming Practicessustainable
Soilsmeager flinty topsoil over white chalk and limestone
Trellis systemgoblet
Hectares/Acres16 ha
Altitude80m
Exposuremultiple
Harvest Techniquehand harvested
Year Vines Were Planted1955
Yeastambient
Fermentationstainless/used oak
Maturation10 - 12 months
Sulfuryes
Filteryes
Finingyes
Alcohol12.5%
Item NoFR510-14
Size750ML
Bottle Case12
Country France
Region Loire
Sub-region
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Vincent Raimbault Vouvray Sec
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Located in Vouvray, Touraine, Loire Valley, Vincent Raimbault is the owner of 16 ha of sustainable vineyards.  Following three generations of family footsteps that were first planted in 1904, Raimbault tends his vines in the town of Chancay in a lieu dit called Bel Air.  

Situated between two rivers, the Brenne and the Loire, these are some of the best vineyards in Vouvray.  Considered by many to be a top site or a Grand Cru vineyard, because it grows atop a meager layer of flinty topsoil, Raimbault’s 60 year old Chenin Blanc vines have immediate access to the chalk that sits below.

A grape that's a palate through which a winemaker can express his terroir, Chenin Blanc is native to Loire, where it's used to make dry, off-dry, sweet or sparkling wines.