A few years bottle age has made a harmonious and complete wine with nothing sticking out. This makes for a wine that will be enjoyed by punters and wine lovers. The balance of this Vouvray allows for immediate drinking. But it has the bones to evolve and improve over time in the bottle too.
A unifying brand that brings together 8 co-operatives from Across the Loire. Providing assistance for viticulture, wine making, packaging and marketing they have over 300 members and 1800 hectare of wines. In total they represent 10-15% of the total Loire production.
Drink it now or anytime until it turns 20 years old. Serve it cold for refreshment, or slightly warmer for more complexity and texture.
Oysters, goats cheese, scallops. There is a lot to work with.
The ‘tuffeau’ chalk covered with clay soils and areas of flint and sand soils of Vouvray are where some of the world’s best Chenin Blanc takes root. The mineral, flinty core gives way to lovely pear, honeysuckle and lime zest notes. The best Vouvray wines are some of the best wines in the world.
May not be the most popular or the most famous wine grape, but the good examples are seriously good! Lovely, fleshy/flowery apples and pears, a nice mineral – flinty streak, lemon zest and a touch of dough. I have always described good Chenin as feeling pillowy and I stand by that. Round and fluffy mouth feel but the zesty acid kicks it into shape.