The combination between the expertise of the winemaker and the generosity of our terroir
100% Chenin Blanc – Clay and flint soil – 50 year-old vines
Ammonites are fossils winemakers sometimes extract from the limestone (locally called “tuffeau”) when digging their cellars. This is what happened to Alain Robert in 1992, when enlarging the estate’s rock-hewn cellar. In 2013, to mark their new partnership, Catherine and Cyril decided to create a new wine and give it the name Ammonite.
This wine is made from grapes grown on clay and flint soils and come from the oldest vines of the estate. They are picked by hand and carefully sorted on tables. The wine is aged for 12 months in French oak barrels, and finally reveals its terroir of origin and the winegrower’s know-how.
The winemaker’s suggestion: for this Chenin Blanc wine that is full of character, you may try daring pairings such as poultry served with a creamy sauce, sweetbread or a Saint Pierre fillet served with by carrots and turmeric.
Serve chilled (9/11 ° C) – Keep for 7 to 15 years
Our dry Vouvray Ammonite 2016 was tasted and commented on by Manuel Peyrondet, Meilleur sommelier de France 2008 et Meilleur Ouvrier of France 2011. For those of you who understand French, here are the videos where he presents this wine.