Vin Demi Sec Cuvée Les Fondraux
Pale gold wine with honey and ripe grape notes on the nose. On the palate, it is off-dry and has a really nice acidity that rounds it out. This Chenin from the Loire works well with salmon, white meat dishes and a variety of cheeses.
1,501 to 2,000
FOOD PAIRING: POULTRY / PORK / VEAL:
FOOD PAIRING: FISH:
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Catherine and Didier Champalou both came from vigneron families, yet their mutual sense of independence prompted the couple to brave it on their own right after completing viticultural school in Saumur.Vouvray is home to the noble Chenin Blanc, more commonly known as Pineau de la Loire in their part of the world.
The Champalou family farms twenty-one hectares of vineyards on clay, limestone, and siliceous soils. They embrace sustainable farming while also integrating the use of the lunar calendar more traditionally associated with organic viticulture. The soils in their vineyards are rich, deep, and aerated though regular plowing. Cover crops are planted in between vineyard rows to help with excess water absorption and to encourage microbiotic activity in the soil. The Champalou house style produces wines of great elegance and tenderness, highly aromatic with impeccable balance.