Vouvray

    • A Gentle Tour of Vouvray

      Take a gentle tour of Vouvray with French rally team Florent Genestet and Romain Vallé, in their Citroen Saxo A6. Florent hails from the Loire Valley but is too preoccupied to provide any commentary, so I have added a few pointers to the sights of interest beneath the video. Time 0:00: Start just north of Vernou-sur-Brenne.

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  • Wining and Dining in Paris

    … neighborhood where we stayed, we dined alfresco with leg of lamb and Syrah from Saint Joseph in the Rhone: Of course, I had to go back to the top of the Eiffel Tower for some Champagne with Jeremy. It seems that no one does this, and I think it's the greatest thing ever! What better way to enjoy the views over Paris and endure the scary height than with a glass of bubbly. …

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  • 2007 Domaine Huet Vouvray Demi-Sec Le Haut-Lieu What a nose!...

    … 2007 Domaine Huet Vouvray Demi-Sec Le Haut-Lieu What a nose! Gruyère cheese rind. Pear skin and lemon. Tarte tatin. White pepper. White stone. Lemongrass, leek, parsley. Apple and pear dessert on the palate. Mineral mid-palate and on the finish. Long, beautiful finish - fresh acidity really carries the wine and keeps it from being sticky. Beautiful! 5/5 bones $$$ Chenin Blanc 13% abv Loire (Vouvray), FRANCE …

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  • Checking in on. . . . Les Girardieres 2008

    …Time to check in on another older wine now, at this time I’m taking a look at the 2008 Vouvray Les Girardières, from Domaine des Aubuisières. Now I can hear snorts of derision at the bank. Yes, I know the 2008 vintage isn’t an ancient one. And we all know Vouvray can evolve in a […]…

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  • New in. . . .the Loire

    …One of the joys of focusing on one region is getting to know the stars and keeping tabs on how their domaines develop, and of course returning year after year to taste and report on the latest vintages. It will probably come as no surprise to many that I enjoy getting back to the Loire…

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  • One Last Look: Vouvray 2011

    …Having looked at 2013 Vouvray, and 2012 Vouvray, I want to finish off with a quick round-up of 2011 Vouvray. It is, of the three vintages, perhaps the most complex and the most difficult to understand. In order to explain why, I want first to look back to the vintage in general, followed by my […]…

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  • Getting Back to Vouvray: The 2012 Vintage

    …After my look at 2013 Vouvray, written on the basis of some 2013s I have tasted, I want to also look back at 2012, and then 2011. I will start with the more recent of these two vintages here, again looking at it in the context of recently tasted wines, during my recent trip to […]…

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  • Getting to Grips with Vouvray 2013

    …How long is “long enough” in Vouvray? Three weeks certainly wasn’t long enough for me, and as ever I left feeling I had only really scratched the surface of this very famous appellation, despite visiting many of the top domaines. Over the course of several days I called upon and tasted with Philippe Foreau, François […]…

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