Vouvray

    • Le Mont, Sec, Domaine Huet, Vouvray AC, France, 2010, 13.5% abv

      I just can’t get enough. Chenin Blanc wines rank up there amongst my favourites; they’re so versatile. All styles are possible – from sweet, botrytis affected dessert wines to slightly off dry versions, to dry, linear, deeply mineral bottles and then there are the sparklers. This one came to me via a Garagiste shipment and I’ve been waiting to enjoy it for a bit – but last ...

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    • You’re going to love these French white wines

      By Roger Killen In Fall Wine Reviews Dec 22nd, 2014 0 Comments 7 Views Too often we, as everyday wine drinkers, forget about some of the origins of the wine we drink. Most of those everyday wines we enjoy from California may have been planted by immigrants within the last150 years, but they also carry the distinction of actually having a much deeper history.

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  • A Gentle Tour of Vouvray

    … the TGV line (the one that subsequently disappears into a tunnel, the campaign led by the late Gaston Huet having succeeded in prevented it cutting through the vineyards). 1:11: Past the Loge du Foujoin (a beautifully restored cabin where vineyard workers would once take shelter). 1:40: Lots of corn! 2:25: Into the Vallée de Vaugondy – now onto…

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  • Wining and Dining in Paris

    … Last Spring I took a trip to Paris and I still dream about the wine and food we enjoyed there. At Clamato, a seafood-based restaurant, we enjoyed razor clams and other maritime delicacies with a lush Vouvray: In the cute village of Montmarte, we had a decadent lunch of Coq au Vin with a refreshing glass of rose: In the Saint Germain…

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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…

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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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  • Vouvray and Appetizers for a Pug Visit

    … Vouvray and Appetizers for a Pug Visit Me and the Wine My pug pals belong to one of Valerie’s friends. They live over one block, and we sometimes meet them in the forest on our walks. They’ve been over to play with me too. So tonight we’re taking over a lovely Vouvray and Balsamic Onion Puff Pastries for an evening in. Onions Cooking Down…

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