The Vigneau-Chevreau family have been making wine since 1875, and the 30 hectare domaine is planted entirely with Chenin Blanc. The late Jean-Michel Vigneau-Chevreau saw the benefits of organic viticulture in the early 90s and by 1999 the Domaine was certified organic. The new generation of Vigneaus have gone one step further by becoming one of only two estates in Vouvray to be certified Biodynamic.
The delicious more forward Vouvray Silex (dry) is from the flint and clay soils, it is fermented and matured in stainless steel tank at a cool temperature. A small proportion is matured in barrel to add complexity. It’s a real classy number, that has a delicate grassy/floral nose, with a nice subtle edge of quince and great minerality on the palate. In terms of texture, it’s fresh, light and crisp.