Vouvray

    • Marc Bredif Vouvray 2008

      The label is the same as before, before the word classic was added in 2009 or 10. The shape seems different, though perhaps this is just an issue with memory. It feels rounder and wrapped in washed woollens. . . fabric softener to contrast with the pineapple and rambutan. It's sweet and frontal and not for the first time I scribbl ...

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  • You’re going to love these French white wines

    … fruit and minerality are given center stage. One example of unoaked French Chardonnay is the Domaine Seguinot Bordet Chablis. Made by a family that has been creating wine for over 400 years, the Chablis is 100% Chardonnay with zero oak. During the fermentation process, the vintner uses an old method called sur lee in which the Chardonnay juice lies…

    Roger Killen/ What's in the Bottle?- 5 readers -
  • 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…

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  • 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. 0:39: Underneath…

    Chris Kissack/ WineDR- 2 readers -
  • 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…

    Wine Maven in Trainingin Syrah- 2 readers -
  • 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…

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  • The Snooth Vouvray Virtual Tasting

    … I was lucky enough recently to participate in a Snooth Virtual Tasting, focused on Chenin Blanc, from Vouvray in the Loire Valley of France. I received samples of the Domaine Vigneau-Chevreau Vouvray Sec Cuvee Silex 2012 and the Sylvain Gaudron Vouvray Brut 2011. Two other bottles, the Domaine du Margalleau Vouvray Sec 2011 and Champalou…

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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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  • 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…

    The Wine Dog Review- 1 readers -
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