The Le Bouchet vineyard comprises three hectares of the Clos Baudoin estate in Vouvray. Traditionally it has been vinified as a demi-sec wine, and François Chidaine seems willing to continue in that direction. The soil consists of deep clay and limestone over a subsoil of tuffa, the bedrock in the area from which the deep cellars are carved and out of which the villages are built. It is porous and provides water to the vines in even the driest of summers. The average age of the vines is fifty yea...