In August we visited the Vouvray winemakers at Chateau Gaudrelle with Ann and Steve from Los Angeles. We were met by Charles, the Visitor Services Manager and given a tour of the cellars and winemaking facilities followed by a tasting and the opportunity to purchase the wine.
In the cellar Charles pointed out a crate of a new wine that they are developing. He thinks they may be the only winery making a sparkling sec tendre (a wine that has just 1g more sugar than a true dry style). It wasn't quite ready to be put on the shelves and sold yet, but it was maturing very well and he said he would like our opinion on it. We were all very favourably impressed and felt it was a wine that would appeal to a wide range of tastes. At the end of the tasting Charles very generously gave the opened bottle to our clients to have with their evening meal.
We work hard at developing relationships with quality wineries such as Château Gaudrelle, and as a consequence our clients are offered an exclusive experience. If you are interested in more than just a standard wine tasting, email us and let us arrange your winery visits.