Le Carillon de Vendôme' Chenin Blanc, Coteaux du Vendômois

VEND010
Off-dry with stone fruits, a little honey and bruised apple.
Type:
Vintage:
2018
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
100% Chenin Blanc
Style:
Dry
ABV:
0%
Producer:
Region:
Country:
France
Sub Region:
Coteaux du Vendômois
Body:
Soft, fruity and aromatic
Drinking Window:
Drink now
Closure Type:
Cork
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£14.99
 

Cave du Vendômois

The vineyards of the Vendômois, France’s most northerly wine producing region, are located along the banks of the river Loir, a tributary of the Loire proper. Founded in 1929, the Cave Coopérative du Vendômois consists of twenty growers who deliver grapes to be sold under the Coteaux du Vendômois appellation, with winemaker Nicolas Parmentier heading the winemaking team. Le Carillon de Vendôme is a French nursery rhyme dating back to the 15th Century and believed to be France’s oldest folk song. Its melody echoes the peel of the bells of the Abbaye de la Trinité in the town of Vendôme. The refrain describes the position of the Dauphin (later Charles VII). After signing the Treaty of Troyes during the Hundred Years’ War, Charles was left only in possession of the cities of Orléans, Beaugency, Cléry, Bourges and Vendôme, with the rest of his Kingdom being occupied by England and its allies.

Tasting Notes

Tank fermented, this wine presents the same profile as a Vouvray, off-dry with stone fruits, a little honey and bruised apple.

Food Matches

Wonderful with pork and charcuterie