Chenin Blanc Loire Valley France
Marc Brédif are renowned by Loire Valley enthusiasts the world over, they make the most exquisite Chenin Blanc wines from fruit grown to twenty acres of retainer vineyards, planted on the first slopes above the river in Vouvray and Vernou-Sur-Brenne. The wines of Marc Brédif are also famous for their capacity to age gracefully and develop wonderful complexity. The estate's ancient chalk cellars on the Quai de la Loire hold stocks of Marc Brédif Chenin Blanc which are over a hundred years of age.
Marc Brédif has long established contracts with local growers who have supplied the estate wineworks for generations, they continue to be the Domaine which sets standards and leads the way in Vouvray. Harvests are collated from choice sites, planted along the banks of the Loire, around the small villages of Vouvray and Vernou Sur Brenne. Grapes are hand picked off vines growing to clay, chalk and silica soils. Parcels are treated to a pneumatic press, the exclusively free run juices are treated to a day or two of cold soak. Batches are vinified in fermenting vats for two months at a controlled 18°C, followed by a term of maturation on sedimentery yeast lees before bottling.
Deep honey straw hue. Dried fruit bouquets, figs and prune, quince, honey and acacia notes. A lovely warming palate, baked stonefruits and honeyed fig flavours, citrus anjelica and grapefruit, a lovely softness is balanced by freshness and gentle acidity. A memorable finish of developed fruit characters and freshness. A match to terrine or quenelles, delicate pork recipes and small game.