Domaine Breton - La Dilettante - Vouvray AOC
Retail Price ¥500
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Awards & Ratings
Natural & Biodynamic Wine
Organic Farming AB France
Robert Parker Awards 89/100
- Pale Green
Yellow Curry, Cantonese Sweet and Sour Pork
Scallops, Flounder Dishes
Over the last several hundred years, France has been the most influential country in the wine world. France is the source of more well-known grape varieties (such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and Syrah) and winemaking practices than any other country. The names of many French wine regions such as Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne are well-known throughout the world, and the style of top French wines have long been the benchmark for winemaking in most wine-producing countries of the world.
French law divides wine into 3 categories: VDF (Vin De France) carries with it only the producer and the designation that it is from France. IGP (Indication Géographique Protégée) carries with it a specific region within France (for example IGP Languedoc). AOC (Appellation d'Origine Controlee) Wine from a particular area with many other restrictions, including grape varieties & winemaking methods.
Loire is the biggest river in France with more than 1000 km. The vine was introduced in cities, on the banks of the Loire Valley around the 11th century. The reputation for Loire Valley wines is famous as the wines for kings, queens and court. But in the 18th and 19th century the phylloxera and the wars destroyed the vineyards. That’s why when winegrowers decided to replant the vine in the 20th century; they had a particular attention for quality by separating varietals and creating appellations. Loire Valley is famous for its Renaissance châteaux, old towns with magical names such as Chinon, Saumur, Chambord and the different AOC vineyards, Muscadet, Anjou, Saumur Champigny, Bourgueil, Vouvray and Sancerre. Loire can produce all the type of wines in the 3 colors: dry, sweet, semi-sweet and sparkling. Several grape varieties are represented such as Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir, Gamay, Sauvignon, and Chenin Blanc. The Loire valley is also the first producer in white and sparkling wines. With 69 AOC and 7000 domains, the region is the 3rd production wine region in France!