There are only whites on Cour-Cheverny appellation. All these whites are made from a single grape variety, which we meet nowhere else : Romorantin
A unique grape
Very original, this variety gives a lot of character and body to the wine. The soil often clayey-siliceous or clayey-calcareous suits particularly well. Cour-Cheverny wines has a lot of freshness and a surprising potential of ageing.
The vineyards of Cour-Cheverny are situated in the Loire Valley. The area of production extends over a surface of 60 ha on 11 municipalities of Loir-et-Cher (41). About twenty wine growers produce 2 300 hectoliters a year.
Located near Chambord, between the Loire River and the Sologne, the appellation Cour-Cheverny exploits all the profits to realize original wines, in limited quantities. Cour-Cheverny wines is looked for by the connoisseurs of rare wines.
The wine of Cour-Cheverny appellation is dry, lively and characterized by a very big length in mouth. Pleasant in their youth, when it is tasted " on the fruit ", it is particularly capable of the ageing: its colour takes then golden reflections and its delicate flavors have notes of honey and locust tree. Cour-Cheverny wines can be also a medium sweet wine made from late-harvested grapes, after the first frosts.
In its youth, Cour-Cheverny served freshly (8-10 °) will pair with asparaguses, fishes, scallops and white meats. With the age, it will be ideal with young partridge, a lobster, even a beautiful slice of fried foie gras.
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