France – Domaine d’Orfeuilles

About the Winery

 

Located on the old outbuilding of a medieval castle that no longer exits, the Domaine d’Orfeuilles was founded in 1947 by Paul HERIVAULT. The “Vouvray Appellation Controlée” vineyard now covers almost 20 hectares in the communes of Chançay and Reugny

 

This vineyard is now cultivated by Bernard HERIVAULT and his son Arnaud. They make every effort to maintain the traditions in the cultivation of the vines as well as in production of their wines.

 

The Chenin variety is grown on clayey, clay-limestone soil with a high density of flint stone. This situation, specific for our vineyard, gives our wines an unmistakable characteristic: the famous “flinty taste”. we produce sparkling wines

 

We produce sparkling wines with the traditional method and still wines that, depending on the year’s climate can be dry, medium dry, sweet and sometimes liqueur-like in the case of certain vintages. The average production consists of about 1100 hl per year.

 

 

 

Wines

Domaine d’Orfeuilles Sparkling Vouvray Brut

Dry White wine:  100% Chenin Blanc, made according to the traditional method for making Champagne.  Aged in the bottle for 3 years.  Bright light yellow with slightly silvery reflections.  Wine has fine persistent bubbles.  Nose is expressive with an aroma of marshmallow and vanilla.  In the mouth, it reveals certain freshness as well as a touch of liveliness, very quickly softened.  Organically Grown.  “87 points” Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar.

Domaine d’Orfeuilles Sparkling Vouvray Demi-Sec

Semi dry White wine: 100% Chenin Blanc, made according to the traditional method for making Champagne.  Aged in the bottle for 3 years.  Bright light yellow with slightly silvery reflections.  Wine has fine persistent bubbles.  Nose is expressive with an aroma of marshmallow and vanilla.  In the mouth, it reveals certain freshness as well as a touch of liveliness, very quickly softened.  Organically Grown.