Vobridius – Vouvray
Chenin blanc 100%
The Wine Story
Vobridius was the ancient name of the village of Vouvray in the sixth century. It is on the right bank of the Loire River just East of Tours. While the left bank is flat and marshy, the right bank is a high cliff with picturesque troglodyte dwellings. The first vines were planted by the monks of the Marmoutier Abbey, and the wine barrels were carried on the river.
This cuvée is made from three plots on the Vouvray plateau. The rocky limestone and clay soils have been planted with white grapes Varieties from the 15th century, because experience showed they were adapted to the terroir and cool wet climate due to the proximity of the river.
Picking is done when the grapes are perfectly ripe, and after maceration and fermentation in low temperature, the wine is kept on lees in oak barrels for a year.
The production is small, only 4000 bottles every year on average, when there is no late spring frosting…
In the Region, they drink this wine with river fish from the Loire, pike and perch and semi dry goat cheese like the local Sainte Maure, which is log shaped. You can have it with white fish or chicken in mushroom and cream sauce.
The Loire Valley produces many different sorts of wines but also fruit and vegetables, flowers, asparagus, melons, cereals. There are chicken and pig farms, dairy farming. The soil is fertile, and the climate is mild. Many rivers for fishing and transport, forests for hunting. No wonder kings and noblemen chose to live in this region where they built all those world-famous Chateaux.
Ripe yellow fruits, caramel and brioche.
Long, full and well-structured on the palate, carried by a harmonious balance of acidity and fat. Lingering finish with spicy notes (sweet vanilla).