Vignoble Alain Robert Charmigny663 route de la Brenne37210 Chançay

From vine to wine

Visite-dégustation spéciale Chenin Blanc EN ANGLAIS

This complete wine experience at the heart of our family winery will allow you to discover Chenin Blanc, AOC Vouvray and the whole wine-making process, from grape to wine. This 3-hour tour begins with a guided walk in the vineyard - where everything starts, as no good wine can be made without growing quality grapes in the first place! You will learn about Chenin Blanc, French 'AOCs' (Appellations of Controlled Origin) in general and about AOC Vouvray in particular, about the vinegrower's work in the vines throughout the year.

This guided walk will also be the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful vineyard landscapes and to discover "troglodytes" - traditional Loire Valley dwellings dug in the limestone. We will then tour the family-owned winery and the rock-hewn cellar to learn about vinification, ageing and the traditional method - the process used to make our sparkling wines.

We will finish with a tutored tasting of 7 Vouvray wines (2 sparkling wines, 3 dry wines, 1 semi-dry and 1 sweet wine) for you to experience the diversity of styles Chenin Blanc allows. The wines will be served with local delicacies (Loire fish rillettes, various local cheeses and charcuteries, a local dessert...)