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Visit > Vineyard of Vouvray

Vineyard of Vouvray



 
The Loire Valley, which is part of Unesco’s World Heritage list, is an exceptional cultural landscape that bears witness to the harmonious interaction between man and his environment throughout two thousand years of history. 

Vouvray wines : Dry, tender, sweet or sparkling, white Vouvray wines  reveal exceptional diversity.
The area covered by the appellation opens up on the eastern edge of Tours, and stretches across 7 communes on the right bank of the Loire and along the edge of its tributary, the Brenne. Surface area:  2,000 ha (5,000 acres)

The development of the vineyard is attributed to Saint Martin, who established the famous Abbey of Marmoutier and, according to this legend, introduced the grape varieties and pruning style still used today. 
The vineyard grows on stony limestone substrate hillsides (white Turonian chalk), interspersed with confluent valleys and covered with “perruche” (flint mixed with clay, which gives mineral character) and “aubuis” (chalk mixed with clay, which gives very sweet wines their power).

The production of tender (off-dry), sweet or very sweet wines depends on varying weather conditions and the vintage (year) effect is therefore a decisive factor. Great dry Vouvray wines are made every year.
Pierce the secret of wines and of their development by visiting cellars in Vouvray. You  will share  the passion and the know-how of wineproducers.


 

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Vineyard of Vouvray
Vineyard of Vouvray

The Loire River
The Loire River


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Picnic & Hiking

Welcome to the Val de Loire, Amboise and to the Val de Loire, Chenonceau.
Welcome to the Val de Loire, Amboise and to the Val de Loire, Chenonceau.


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