Jean-Michel Gautier

Supplier/Importer: Tenzing Imports

Region: Loire ValleyFrance

Appellations: Vouvray

The Gautier family traces their domaine in Vouvray to a land deed from 1669. Today the domaine is run by Jean-Michel Gautier, crafting traditional Vouvray from the 35-hectre estate. Their extensive underground cellars carved out of flint or “silex,” providing perfect natural conditions for the wines. He makes classic Vouvray, and when nature permits, the rare Vouvray Moelleux. The range is rounded out by an exceptional Methode Traditionelle Sparkling Touraine Rosé made from Grolleau and aged for 24 months sur latte before disgorgement. The delicate salmon pink color, fragrant notes of red currants and orange peel and a nuanced fruity, subtly off-dry finish make this wine a pleasure to drink as aperitif or with desserts after dinner.