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Vouvray Sec La Dilettante Pierre Breton 2017

Availability: 12 In stock

£17.95

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One Line Description Vouvray La Dilettante, dry, biodynamic, lime, lychee, elegant.
Production Method Natural, Organic, Biodynamic
Country France French
Region Loire, France
Producer Pierre Breton
Vintage 2017
Wine Type Dry White Wine
Wine Style Medium bodied
Grape Blend 100% Chenin Blanc
Alcohol 12.5%
Terroir The wine comes from 50-year old Chenin Blanc vines planted in flinty soil.
Maturation A very gentle pressing is followed by a short vinification in stainless steel. There is no maloactic fermentation and the wine is bottled in the spring following harvest.
Production Detail Biodynamic, Low yields, Hand harvested, Indigenous yeasts, Low to no sulfur
Natural Features Low Sulphite (Sulphur), Vegan, Unfined
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Vouvray La Dilettante, dry, biodynamic, lime, lychee, elegant. The dry Vouvray La Dilettante from Catherine and Pierre Breton is at the same time steely and soft, with notes of white flowers and chalk which mingle with blossom, minerals and notes of honey. It will reward ageing although in youth, its crisp freshness is a sheer delight with some goats cheese.


Catherine and Pierre Breton have been running their biodynamic estate just north of Restigné since 1997. In total they own around 15 hectares around the area, also in Bourgeuil and Chinon. Their wines scream the up-most respect for the land. The viticulture is scrupulously natural, avoiding all chemical fertilisers and weedkillers, restricting yields to something like 40-45 hl/ha (although some cuvées are below 35 hl/ha) and harvest by hand. In the cellars, the grapes are treated according to terroir: gravelly soils going into stainless steel, whereas grapes from clay-limestone vineyards are fermented in old oak vats. Only indigenous yeasts are used, filtration avoided, and sulphur is severely restricted with most cuvées receiving just 10 mg/l at bottling. Their Cabernet Francs are excellent, but their dry vouvray is one of our favourite expressions of Chenin in the shop.

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3Reviews For Vouvray Sec La Dilettante Pierre Breton 2017

  1. How good is this wine?

    vic27/05/2019

    I'm not one for wines that are too funky - I'm afraid I'm pretty conservative as yet. So it was a delight to discover this crisp and fresh white that carries itself lightly.

  2. How good is this wine?

    Katy29/04/2019

    Beautiful wine. Crunchy, honey, dates. Buy more and often.

  3. How good is this wine?

    Elly13/12/2018

    First had this wine as part of an incredible lunch at L'Enclume. It was so delicious we had to order another one. Very happy to have found it on this website.

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