Vouvray Brut, Dom. du Margalleau
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Organic

Vouvray Brut, Dom. du Margalleau - NV

Item # 44910 750mL

Old vines of Chenin Blanc, 40 years on average, but up to 90, on Vouvray's famous tuffeau soil are the stars at the domaine. The grapes are hand-harvested, then fermented and aged in stainless steel. The 6 months of lees aging before bottling give texture and richness. Pair this dry white sparkling wine with Nashville hot chicken.

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Vouvray
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Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard.


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Domaine du Margalleau is the family estate of Bruno and Jean-Michel Pieaux. Named after Jean-Michel’s grandfather favorite small parcel on the original estate, Dom. Margalleau is committed to traditional method winemaking that shows the true terroir of Loire. 100% Chenin Blanc planted on “tuffeau," soft chalk, clay and limestone soils. The vines are 40 years old on average. Biodiversity and soil health is the primary focus, forgoing any insecticides use in the vineyard. Grapes are harvested by hand, pressed immediately and fermented with indigenous yeasts in stainless steel tanks for 6 months. Secondary fermentation takes place in bottle and cellared for a year before disgorgement. The bubbles are well rounded and classical. The flavor is fresh, balanced and clean, with the yellow flower and spring herb notes signature to Vouvray.

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Glossary

Loire

There’s a lot to remember when it comes to the Loire. Novices, take note: Cabernet Franc is a great alternative to Cabernet Sauvignon, Muscadet is unparalleled as a companion to shellfish, and Cour Cheverny is the best white wine appellation you’ve never heard of. As diverse as Loire wines are, one day soon you'll know your Melon de Bourgogne from your Romorantin.

Chenin Blanc

A versatile grape that is grown worldwide, but is most commonly associated with the Loire, California, Australia, South Africa, and New Zealand. It produces just about any type of wine you can think of: ageworthy dessert wines; delicious, honeyed dry whites; sparklers; and even bases for fortified wines and spirits. These days, one of the most exciting stories is in South Africa, where newly adopted winemaking technologies have helped a dedicated group of producers to bring the country's dry...

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