Domaine du Clos Naudin
is a 100-year-old family-owned wine domaine, today managed by Philippe Foreau, an emblematic figure in the Vouvray appellation. According to Philippe, "apart from sipping and swallowing, to drink a wine is to wonder about the mysteries of its taste, to understand its origin, its grape variety and its land, it is to understand the weather conditions it was subjected to". Philippe is a wine producer passionate about his work, who pampers his vineyards and his land.
Mindful of the importance of the concept of terroir, the primary objective at Domaine du Clos Naudin is to respect the microbial life of the soil. Like his grandfather and his father before him, Philippe Foreau remains attached to traditional methods, espousing an organic rationale for the cultivation of his 12 hectares of vines with an average age of 37 years, situated on the first slopes. Weeding is carried out mechanically using conventional ploughing thereby avoiding the use of chemical herbicides harmful to the soil, the environment and health. The fertilizer inputs are relatively low and organic in origin. The domaine does not use insecticides. Pruning is short, resulting in an average yield of about 38 hl / ha. Harvesting is carried out by hand to avoid crushing the grapes. Vinification only uses the yeasts present on the grape skins and takes place in 300-litre barrels, with a maximum of 5% of new wood each year.
Aromatic purity, typical character, finesse, elegance, balance and a long finish ... are some of the attributes Domaine du Clos Naudin seeks to create in its wines.