Producer: Denis Breussin
Wine: 2015 Vouvray Sec (dry)
Varietal: 100% Chenin Blanc
Nose: White flowers, green melon, tart apples and lychee.
Palate: Round on the palate, but with plenty of juicy acidity, this is a fantastic dry Vouvray
Food: Halibut with an apple beurre blanc, chicken Picatta, prawn scampi, scallops, sushi or baked ham. Cheeses to pair: Comté, Petit Trôo, Saint-Nectaire, Fresh Sainte-Maure, Tome des Vosges, Brillat-Savarin, Camembert, Cheddar.
Cellaring: Drink now or hold
Yves & Denis Breussin, Vernou-sur-Brenne, Vouvray (Loire)
The Breussin estate in Vouvray has been family-owned and operated for five generations and covers 37 acres of Chenin Blanc. Denis Breussin tends to the vineyard with respect for the vines and the environment. Denis' holdings are located in the valley of Vaugondy where he produces 4 styles of Vouvray: Sec, Demi-Sec, Moelleux and Brut. With time and knowledge of their vineyards, Denis have carefully selected each plot for a different vinification: those nearest the Loire river for their Sec, those more North and closer to the hills for their Demi-Sec, and those on flatter areas and farthest from the river for their Brut.
The Vouvray appellation was created 80 years ago, in 1936. It is located a few miles from Tours, in the Loire Valley region that has been recognized as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. The vineyard lays at the limit between the oceanic and the continental climates. This is where sea breezes and land breezes meet. The majestic and characterful Loire River is a natural temperature regulator. Its effects can be felt in the vineyard thanks to the many valleys that shape the hillsides. These particular climatic conditions have a strong impact on the vintage. This will determine the level of ripeness and sugar content in the fruit, giving the grower the choice of making sparkling, still dry or medium-dry wines. When Indian summer conditions coincide with the harvest time, development of noble can be observed, allowing for the production of sweet wines