Marc Bredif Vouvray Classic is a slightly off dry style white wine made from 100% Chenin Blanc.
Marc Bredif, with its majestic cellars in the heart of the Touraine, has been one of the most famous Vouvray and Chinon houses since 1893. When Baron Patrick de Ladoucette took over the house in 1980, he breathed new life into the century old winery, while preserving its traditions. Today, Marc Bredif continues to produce Vouvray and Chinon wines of the finest quality. The history of the wines of Vouvray is directly linked to the religious history of Touraine. From the 4th century onwards, the monks owned most of the vineyards, including the best growths. The cellars of Marc Bredif are among the biggest and most beautiful of the appellation and the digging of the Tuffe hillsides to make them began in the 8th century.
Grown on the lower slopes along the Loire Valley in Vouvray and Vernou-sur-Brenne, the grapes for the Marc Bredif Vouvray enjoy northern/southern exposure. The vineyards have soils of mainly chalk clay, with some parcels having flint clay soils. The vineyards are 25-30 years old on average. The "Classic" on this label differentiates Marc Bredif's traditional Vouvray from the rest of the winery's offerings.
The grapes are hand picked with care to avoid any bruising. They then undergo pneumatic pressing. Only the juice that runs naturally from the grapes is used, which is left to clarify for 18 to 24 hours. Two months of temperature-controlled fermentation at 64°F. The wine is left to mature in vats for nine months on the lees.
Marc Bredif Vouvray Classic is a beautiful crystalline pale yellow. A fine nose reminiscent of well-ripe yellow fruits (peach and pear), to which are added notes of exotic fruits such as pineapple and shades of citrus. The attack is full and rich, with a lot of volume, evolving on a lemony freshness and long and lively exotic fruit finish.