Gilles Gaudron's know-how is the result of family techniques transmitted by three generations of wine-makers settled in Vernou sur Brenne.
But for Gilles, tradition is not enough : he always tries to improve quality and make better products. As a result, his Vouvray wines are often among the best ranked at the most famous wine exhibitions.
The Vouvray appellation win growing area is located on the banks of the Loire river, upstream from Tours, in the famous valley of the French kings.
Since about 1890, four generations of the Gaudron family have lived in Vernou, running a vineyard that covers 27 hectares (67 acres).
All the vines grown in the Vouvray appellation area are of the Chenin variety, also known as Pineau de la Loire.
The cool climate in Vouvray ensures good acidity, which helps to balance the sweetness and ripe fruit character in Domaine Gilles Gaudron Vouvray Les Pierres Rousses Demi-Sec. Made from 40 year old Chenin Blanc vines planted on limestone-clay soils.
Food pairing: Well with spicy dishes, desserts and fruit salads.
Grape Variety: Chenin Blanc