Vouvray

    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…

    4 readers - By Shiba Sommelier

    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 […]…

    By WineDR

    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 Petillant…

    By 50 States of Wine

    Another Sabering Attempt

    …This past week, I had the brilliant idea to try to saber a bottle of sparkling wine with something other than a saber. The video of the attempt is below. Perhaps the most amazing thing about the entire thing was that my wife, who filmed the "event" did not emit any discernible sounds during the process. Although just past halfway through I could…

    3 readers - By the drunken cyclist

    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…

    2 readers - By WineDR

    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 […]…

    By WineDR

    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 […]…

    15 readers - By WineDR

    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 […]…

    16 readers - By WineDR