Following three generations of family footsteps that were first planted in 1904, Raimbault tends his vines in the town of Chancay in a lieu dit called Bel Air.
Situated between two rivers, the Brenne and the Loire, these are some of the best vineyards in Vouvray. Considered by many to be a top site or a Grand Cru vineyard, because it grows atop a meager layer of flinty topsoil, Raimbault’s 60 year old Chenin Blanc vines have immediate access to the chalk that sits below.
An off-dry Chenin Blanc from 60-year-old vines with a rounded texture and fine, citrus-edged acidity. The finish is long and detailed offering wet stone minerality and balancing acidity.
This is one of the nicest whites we’ve had all year. Definitely going back for more.
VOUVRAY SEC – VINCENT RAIMBAULT BEL AIR 2020