The Vigneau-Chevreau family have been making wine since 1875, and their 30-hectare domaine is planted entirely with Chenin Blanc. The late Jean-Michel Vigneau saw the benefits of organic viticulture in the early 90s and by 1999 the Domaine was certified organic. The new generation of the Vigneau family have gone one step further by becoming one of only two estates in Vouvray to be certified Biodynamic.
This wine is made from fruit grown on their flint/clay soils and is fermented and matured at cool temperatures in stainless steel, with a small proportion matured in barrel to add some complexity. It retains a hint of residual sugar, giving baked apple flavours and superb balance to fresh acidity. Expect floral and honey on the finish with an unexpected but welcome mineral whiff of smoke. Deliciously dry, but still textbook Vouvray.