Domaine de la Racauderie/Jean-Michel Gautier - Parçay-Meslay
The Gautier family traces their domaine in Vouvray to a land deed from 1669. Today, the Domaine de la Racauderie is run by Benoît and Jean-Michel Gautier, who make traditional Vouvray from the 35-hectare estate. Their extensive underground cellars are carved out of tuffeau limestone, providing perfect natural conditions for the wines. He makes classic dry Vouvray Sec, a racy, off-dry Demi-Sec, and when nature permits, the rare Vouvray Moelleux, made from botrytis-infected, late-harvest grapes. Also produced on the estate is a selection of high-quality, sparkling wines.