Domaine d’Orfeuilles – Vouvray
This small, organic-certified domaine is situated on the famous flinty slopes of the Vouvray region just to the North of the Loire river. It produces long-lived, minerally dry white and exquisitely delicate sweet wines from very old Chenin Blanc vines. The soils are packed with flint and Silex – miniscule million year old sea fossils dating back to an age when this part of Northern France was covered by the sea. This gives perfect drainage in this classic, northerly, cool and fairly wet wine region which is renowned as the home of the finest Chenin Blanc wines.
The wines are delicious – perfect reflections of the noble Chenin Blanc grape in its different guises. If you like to try new styles, wines a bit off the beaten track, then these will fascinate you.