Analogous to the Dix Arpents, this accessible Vouvray is from the first passage through the vineyards. Blot's Vouvray Sec Les Caburoches originates in a 30-year-old, south-facing vineyard with limestone-clay soil on a pure limestone base. The vineyard is plowed and cultivated following the practice of lutte raisonnee. Blots prunes severely with the goal of attaining a yield of about 20 hectoliters per hectare, which is tiny for a Vouvray. The grapes are all harvested by hand and then hand selected on a sorting table. After a gentle pneumatic pressing, fermentation begins with the native yeasts and no chaptalization. The wine develops on its lees in neutral, 4-5 year old barrels until the spring, when it is bottled. Blot's Vouvray is a deeply textured, concentrated yet fresh and vivid Chenin Blanc.