2016 Vouvray “Le Portail”Champalou
France | Loire
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Named after Yves’ son Marinu—and also a reference to the coast of Corsica near Patrimonio—this blanc is a blend of Muscat Petits Grains and Vermentinu, vinified separately and aged six months in stainless steel. This Corsican delight is fully dry, aromatic, and playful with notes of lychee, citrus blossom, pomelo fruit, and a touch of sea breeze.
|Blend:||60% Muscat Petits Grains, 40% vermentinu|
|Appellation:||I. G. P. Île de Beauté|
|Vineyard:||Muscat planted in 2006, Vermentinu planted in 2005; 4.35 ha (combined)|
|Soil:||Clay, Limestone, Schist|
|Aging:||Wines are aged in temperature controlled stainless steel cuves for 6 months|
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