|Valencay’s vineyards are situated over 2400 classified hectares, but only 135 hectares are under production. In the winter there is often thick misty fog in the early morning, with freezing temperatures. When the sun comes through later in the day, it makes, with the heat of the stove , the best conditions for work.
Jean François Roy's vineyards are located near the village of Lye, in Berry, on the border of Touraine and the Central Vineyards in the Loire Valley. Jean-François is a Valencay wine producer, and like other Valencay AOC producers, he also has vineyards plots not located on the AOC geographical zone . The carving out of the Valencay Appellation zone from terroir and soil specifics sometimes has Touraine and Valencay plots closely intermingled . There are large rocks made of silex "pierre a fusil" stone, typical of the area . Some vineyards, especially in the Valencay plots, have a very thick density of these stones .|
Jean-Francois Roy has been making wines from this estate since 1989, and now has 28 hectares of vineyards of which 12 hectares in Touraine (near the village of Meusnes ) and 15 hectares in Valencay (near La Vernelle and Lye ). Jean Francois Roy works with his wife and has a permanent staff of three workers. The total production is around 8,000 cases.
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|Valençay Blanc - Symphonie|
|90% Sauvignon Blanc, 10% Chardonnay, chalky subsoil and clay |
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