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Vouvray Sec La Dilettante Pierre Breton 2016

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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 2016
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
Special Features Low Sulphite (Sulphur)
Decanter Specialist Organic Wine Retailer 2017 Winner
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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.


The vineyards at Domaine Pierre Breton see ultra-intense organic care, no mean feat in this northerly clime; they avoid chemical fertilisers and weed killers, restrict yields to something like 40-45 hl/ha (although some cuvées are below 35 hl/ha) and harvest by hand. Once the grapes have arrived at the cellars they are fermented according to terroir, with those from gravelly soils going into stainless steel, whereas those from clay-limestone vineyards are fermented in old oak vats. The Bretons use indigenous yeasts and their desire for natural wine making comes through strong in their resistance to the use of sulphur, with typically just 10 mg/litre added at bottling to many cuvées, although some are bottled without any sulphur at all.

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