Benoit Gautier Domaine de la Chataigneraie
Vouvray de Gautier 2019

Since 1669, the Gautier family has elaborated a selection of highly expressive Chenin Blanc wines.

The 15 ha Domaine de la Châtaigneraie  is situated in the heart of the Loire Valley in Rochecorbon and Parçay-Meslay on the right bank of the Loire River.

In 1981, Benoit Gautier became the newest member of the Gautier family and has been recognised as one of the most talented Vouvray winemakers of his generation, earning numerous national awards and assessed 90+ by The Wine Spectator on several occasions.

The “Vouvray De Gautier” is winemaker Benoit Gautier’s signature wine of the vintage

Grape

100% Chenin Blanc

Vineyard & Vinification Note

Vouvray de Gautier is made from a selection of ripe Chenin Blanc grapes from many of his Domaine’s vineyard parcels with flint-clay soil. Grass is planted between the vine rows to reduce yields and create a healthy natural ambiance. The wine matures on its fine lees in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks over seven months. Three is no malolactic fermentation. Bottling in early April to preserve the freshness and natural aroma of the wine. The fruity acidity of the Chenin Blanc is balanced with apricot and pear fruit with and honey notes and just enough residual sugar to attain a slightly off-dry finish.

Tasting Note

Sensation of flint minerality, citrus and lychee aromas. Balance between residual sugars and acidity.

flavours of citrus and white peach

Food Pairing

Perfect as an aperitif or with savoury tapas. Also a great partner to gambas, Indian cuisine or grilled meat.