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Domaine de la Racauderie
 

Vouvray, Loire Valley, France

   

High up on the plateau behind Vouvray, where all you can hear are the cries of the buzzards and small eagles, is the Gautier vineyard.
It has been in the family, passed from father to son, since 1669!
Jean-Michel took over half the family vineyard in 1995 and raises the vines with special care, in accord with the Agriculture Raisonnée label.

The vineyard boasts a wonderful corridor of 1km of caves hewn out of the tufa stone behind the tasting room, which is where he stores his wines.

He has 15 hectares of vines, mainly planted with Chenin Blanc. The average age of his vines is 25 years.
He vinifies dry, semi-dry and sweet wines as well as sparkling wines.

The Vouvray vineyard is one of the oldest on record attributed to St. Martin, going back as far as 600 ad.
The Vouvray appellation  is 100% Chenin Blanc.
This means the wines age extremely well - anything up to 15 years depending on the vintage. Outstanding vintages will age much longer, as much as 40 years.
When young the flavours are honey and pollen.
When aged the flavours take on an acacia honey and quince flavour.

 
Appellation
Vouvray (still)
  Fizz & Crémants (white, rosé & red)
 
 
 
 

VOUVRAY DRY 2016 

Matches goats cheese, white meat, slightly spicey dishes. Wonderful for dinner parties!

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Alcohol Percentage - 12%
£69.60 per case (£11.60 per bottle)
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Vouvray Medium/Dry 2011 

Just lovely as the cook's tipple before Sunday lunch. Matches Chinese sweet & sour cooking well

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£153.00 per case (£12.75 per bottle)
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£76.50 per case (£12.75 per bottle)
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Vouvray Sweet 2011 

As sweet as honey this pudding wine is just wonderful. Match with strawberry trifle and Xmas pudding when the time comes around again.

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£192.00 per case (£16.00 per bottle)
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£96.00 per case (£16.00 per bottle)
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Vouvray Sparkling - Medium/Dry  

The medium/dry sparkling is full of fun, great at any time, any occasion, and oh-so easy to drink!

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£178.80 per case (£14.90 per bottle)
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£89.40 per case (£14.90 per bottle)
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