Domaine de la Viaudière - Paradisio - Pierre Blanche - White
Pierre Blache from Château de la Viaudière is made from 100% Chenin grapes. The grapes are harvested slightly overripe by hand in October, before the noble rot has attacked the grapes. The grapes are then lightly pressed before starting the fermentation process - first the alcoholic fermentation, then the malolactic. The wine is then let to mature with its lees for 11 months in French oak barrels. The wine is filtered and then bottled.
- Country : France
- Region : Loire
- Grape variety : Chenin
- Classification : IGP Val de Loire
- Color : White
- Vintage : 2014
- Alcohol degree : 12,5 %
- Storage potential : 3-4 years
- Volume : 75 cl
Presentation of the vineyard
Château de la Viaudière is situated not far from Champ-sur-Layon, about 30km south of the town of Angers in the Anjou region, right in the middle of the Loire Valley. This is where the famous sweet dessert wines Coteaux du Layon are produced, but also very good dry white wines and red wines. The castle of Viaudière was built in the 1500s and it's the family Gelineau which, generation after generation, has produced and commercialized the wines. Today it's Olivier Gelineau's son in law, Pierre-Antoine Giovannoni, who after having finished his wine studies, controls the winemaking since 2000. Agnès, Pierre-Antione's wife is responsible for the vineyard and the wine cellar.
A golden yellow color with intense golden hues. The nose is mineral, somewhat flowery. Complex hints of white truffles, candied fruit, honey, vanilla and roasted almonds. The palate instantly gives the impression of fruity sweetness, but then turns into a harmonious minerality that keeps the wine on the dry taste scale. A generous white wine to serve with fried scallops or chicken fillets in a cream sauce.