Château de Valmer - Wines & gardens Certificate of Excellence 2018

The vineyard

The 32 hectares of the vineyard estate surround the terraced gardens like a horseshoe in order to benefit from the best exposure of its south / south-west facing hillsides.

Jean de Saint Venant (5th generation of winegrowers) cultivates the 20 parcels of the estate planted with white chenin grape variety, the only authorised grape variety in the Vouvray appellation.

Planted on hillsides with clay-limestone soils overlooking the Brenne valley, the Château de Valmer declines the four facets of the chenin: bubbles, dry, semi-sweet and sweet.

The entire estate is managed according to the principles of agriculture raisonnée in order to preserve biodiversity and limit inputs.

The vinification

All our wines are made on site.

The grapes are gently guided in pneumatic gravity presses to preserve them intact before being pressed for a long time to guarantee the best juice extraction and aroma preservation.

The juices ferment at low temperatures in thermoregulated vats, thanks to natural (indigenous) yeasts which guarantee the respect and expression of our terroir.

Vine stock of the Valmer estate © Léonard de Serres
Traditional Method wine tasting © Léonard de Serres