Sunday, 3 April 2011

Fizz and Pop

Almost all of our tours include a visit to a winery, and we particularly like the Vouvray area. The vineyards here produce still and sparkling white wine.

30 000 bottles of Chateau Gaudrelle sparkling Vouvray
maturing in a cave.
The sparkling wine is made in the same way as champagne, although the grape variety is different. It's extremely drinkable and extremely good value. Many of the vineyards are situated in spectacular locations, with the cellars occupying old underground limestone quarries in the riverbank cliffs. This provides the perfect constant temperature for the maturing wine stored there.

If you are interested in learning more about how the wines at Vouvray are made, and having a tasting session hosted by the winemaker, don't hesitate to email us.