Adopt vines from the "Domaine du Clos de l’Epinay et Luc Dumange" farm in Vouvray (France) and receive your sparkling white wines PDO Vouvray and sparkling rosé wine PDO Touraine at home. Pauline will take care of your adoption and take its picture. You will also be able to download the adoption certificate, and if you wish, plan your visit to the farm. You do not enter into any long-term commitment: Although your adoption will be renewed automatically, you will always be informed in advance and may decide to cancel your adoption at any time as long as the preparation has not yet begun. These wines were tasted by a group of professional wine tasters that collaborate with CrowdFarming, and was rated __88__ out of a possible 100 points, on average.
You adopt vines from our farm in Vouvray (France) that we cultivate following the Organic Farming regulations of the European Union. We are already in the process of converting and expect to be officially certified by 2023. When placing the adoption you can choose a name which we will use to identify your vines. Chenin Blanc, or Pineau de la Loire, is the emblematic white variety of the Vouvray appellation. Originally from the Loire Valley, it is still ubiquitous in its region of origin, from Anjou to Touraine. This grape variety appreciates clay-limestone soils, otherwise called tuffeau stones, which were used to build the Loire castles. The climate of the plateaus and cliffs, created by the river valley of the Loire over time, offers important advantages to the maturation of the grapes due to the exposure of the crop to the attenuated winds of the South. The vineyard of Vouvray dates back to the time of the monks of the monastery of Marmoutier founded in 372 by Saint Martin. At the beginning of the 13th century, white varieties were reserved for plots located on the hillsides and edges of the plateau with clay-limestone soils. Interestingly, part of the Vouvray wine-growing region belonged to the kings of France during the 14th century. The latter also served these wines at their table. It was in 1880 that Albert Fleury of the "Maison Fleury" deposited the trademark of the first sparkling Vouvray, the Vouvray Monopole, at the Chamber of Commerce of Tours. In 1936, the wines of Vouvray obtained 'appellation contrôlée' status, the famous Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC) - an equivalent to the Protected designation of origin (PDO). The appellation area is then limited to 8 villages of which Sainte Radegonde, currently a suburb of Tours, is a part. Domaine du Clos de l'Epinay is a family vineyard of 20 ha located on the main plateau of Vouvray. Committed to responsible viticulture, Domaine du Clos de l'Epinay joined the national federation Terra Vitis in 2013. Since 2018, Domaine du Clos de l'Epinay has also acquired the High Environmental Value (HEV) certification. HEV recognises farmers' commitment to agro-ecological practices but also to meeting citizens' and consumers' expectations of sustainability. Obtaining the Vouvray appellation implies that the watering of the vines is prohibited. Only vines younger than three years can be watered. The vine therefore adapts to the rainfall of the plateau, which is what makes each vintage of Vouvray so different and special. The pruning used is the trained goblet (short size) which makes it possible to have a yield of 52 hl/ha for still wines and 65 hl/ha for traditional wines. Your adoption is 6 years old and its maximum lifespan is 70 years. For as long as you want to keep your adoption, and we can continue taking care of it, you can renew year after year. If your adoption stops producing for any reason, we will replace it with another, and guarantee you the delivery from the production of other units. Four of the vintages offered on CrowdFarming were distinguished during the tasting for the Gilbert & Gaillard Guide: the PDO Vouvray vintage 2016 dry and semi-dry still wines and the PDO Vouvray vintage 2018 natural classic each received a gold medal, while the 2016 Cuvée Marcus obtained a 90 + rating in 2022. Your adoption produces an average of 4.5kg of grapes each season. With this amount we can produce around 4.5l of sparkling white wines PDO Vouvray and sparkling rosé wine PDO Touraine.
Each season we will send you a box with: 2 x __Natural sparkling classic white wine PDO Vouvray 2018__ (0.75l each, bottle) 2 x __Semi-dry sparkling classic white wine PDO Vouvray 2018__ (0.75l each, bottle) 2 x __"Cuvée Pauline" sparkling semi-dry rosé wine PDO Touraine 2016__ (0.75l each, bottle) The traditional wines, classic natural PDO Vouvray and classic semi-dry PDO Vouvray, come from the first presses, to guarantee freshness and the desired acidity. The plots used are slightly less exposed to the sun, which makes it possible to obtain a ripe fruit, but which is not too sweet. They are first vinified as a dry white wine then a tirage with liqueur (sugar and wine) is carried out, allowing a second fermentation in the bottle. For the PDO Touraine semi-dry rosé, it's the same principle, except that a slight extraction of the natural colour is done. The bottles are left to rest for a minimum of 12 months for the Vouvray and Touraine appellation (minimum 24 months at the estate). Then, the deposit of the second fermentation is removed (disgorging) and the definitive cork stopper with the plate and the muselet are placed on the bottle. __The classic natural sparkling PDO Vouvray__ is 100% made of Chenin Blanc. Pale straw yellow with persistent, bright fine bubbles. It is frank in its notes of white fruit (pear, peach), aromatic herbs (mint, anise) with a mineral background. Dry and full-bodied, with a strong acidity and a very good aromatic intensity (fruits and minerals) good length on the palate with a slightly bitter finish. The PDO Vouvray Natural Classic can accompany all your aperitifs. __The classic semi-dry sparkling PDO Vouvray __is 100% made of Chenin Blanc. A very sparkling golden yellow colour with beautiful fine bubbles. Its aromas are remarkably intense and recall citrus fruits, green apple and pastry, with a floral and mineral background. The palate is sweet and tangy with remarkable intensity. The taste harmony is round overall, with a sweet finish. This wine pairs perfectly with desserts with yellow fruits such as apple, pear or apricot tart or even sorbet. __The "Cuvée Pauline" semi-dry sparkling rosé PDO Touraine__ is composed of 1/3 Grolleau, 1/3 Gamay and 1/3 Pinot Noir. It is a pale pink colour with small, fine bubbles. The nose has fruity aromas on a pastry background and a feeling of freshness. The palate is soft and well-balanced in terms of its acidity. This wine is perfect for an aperitif instead of Kir, but also to accompany red fruits or chocolate as a dessert. The stoppers are made of reconstituted cork. The bottles of still Vouvray can be kept for 3 years or more depending on the cellar. For storage, horizontal storage is preferred in a room where the temperature varies little over the course of the seasons. This wine was officially tasted by professional wine tasters in collaboration with CrowdFarming. For more information please download the technical data sheet that you can find when clicking on the "Additional analyses" seal. Please note that the technical data sheet may correspond to the vintage of the previous year and not to the wine you will receive as the tasting only considers completely aged wines.
When will you receive it?
The harvest takes place at the end of September and beginning of October, this changes every year depending on the weather. You will receive the products of your adoption in December.