Each plot of Vouvray Demi-Sec “Les Argiles” Domaine de la Rouletière was vinified separately to respect the character of the terroir. The grapes were harvested at optimum ripeness and carefully selected on the sorting table, to retain the highest quality. The fruit was fermented at low temperatures in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. Vouvray Demi-Sec “Les Argiles” Domaine de la Rouletière was made in an unoaked style to retain the freshness and purity of fruit.
The Vouvray AOC is situated on the right bank of the Loire Valley. The grapes are grown in a single vineyard ‘les Argiles’, which is certified organic; the grapes are grown without the use of synthetic or chemical preparations. The vineyard covers Turonian limestone hillsides, interspersed with confluent valleys and is covered with ‘perruche’, a flinty clay soil.
Domaine de la Rouletière is located in the heart of some of the most sought-after slopes in Vouvray. Founded in 1914, it is owned by the Gilet family, wine-growers for five generations. Owner and winemaker Jean-Marc Gilet cultivates the 27 hectare vineyard sustainably, respecting the environment and the terroir. At the heart of the Domaine de la Rouletière possesses a magnificent two storey cellar that has been carved out by the Gilet family over many generations: 800 square metres set in freestone. The wines are elegantly styled, beautifully balanced and bear all the hallmarks of superb Vouvray.