Vouvray Wine


Vouvray

Vouvray is a large, varied appellation in the Touraine region of the Loire Valley. The grape variety used is Chenin Blanc. Vouvray can be dry (usually labeled “sec”), demi-sec, sweet, or sparkling. In cooler years, most wines made are dry, off-dry, or sparkling; in the best years, the top producers come out with what Vouvray is really known for -- the exceptional, long-lived Moelleux or Liquoreux wines. Demi-Sec Vouvray can also be excellent and ageworthy. One reason the wines often benefit from a great deal of time in bottle is the extremely high natural acidity of the Chenin Blanc grape. Some of the top producers include Huet, Champalou, and Pinon. Their wines are up there with the best white wines in the world, and are very different from commercial Vouvray, which is usually a simple, off-dry white wine that does not benefit from time in bottle.

– Description from Hana Choi

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Vouvray on Snooth

  • Domaine de la Racauderie Vouvray Moelleux 2002

    Snoothrank:

    I had the Vouvray Demi-sec 2010. My husband and I both loved it! I am also very sensitive to sulfites and didn't have any reactions to this wine. Read More

    Wine review by justkidden


  • Ok, here's the site: about-france.com, proffering 'French wines--a ... ... a good crémant or Vouvray""Côtes du Rhône [and the writer basically includes Cote Rotie, Hermitage and C9dP in this 'region'] is one of those French wines that has become famous on account more as a result of the extent of the vineyard than of the quality of the wine."Th... Read More

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  • Ok, for tonight a wine from a winemaker in the East Bay Area... I have had his ... ... Reminds me of a sweeter vouvray from the Loire, but too much ETOH on the palate and nose to even compare.  Vouvray meets port?&nbs Read More

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  • Here is my best way of explaining it, Preetish.Wines taste "Sweet" if ... if ... wine labeled "Vouvray" will probably have a little bit of detectable sweetness.  A wine labeled "Sancerre," or "Pouilly Fume," or "Muscadet" will be dry.Wines from the U.S. can be all over the place.  As I indicated, if you see the words "Late Harvest" on the labe... Read More

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  • Domaine Pichot Vouvray Domaine le Peu de la Moriette 2012

    Snoothrank:

    honeysuckle, pineapple. Slightly off dry. Tasty overall. I never drink Chenin Blanc so I wasnt sure what to expect. I think, not sure...im not a pro that I would like this wine to be a bit less sweet and probably more acidity. Still great with a fresh salad for dinner. Read More

    Wine review by jescobio


  • On behalf of Peggy, guys, thanks for the best birthday wishes.  OT, your Vouvray idea sounds outstanding.  Thanks. Read More

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  • Vaufuget Vouvray 2011

    Snoothrank:

    Slightly off dry (it reminded me of riesling), this is a well balanced chenin blanc with lots of acid and notes of green apple and honey with a touch of lime and some slightly salty minerality. Good length with a dry finish. (Proved to be a versatile cheese wine - the sweetness bounced well off both blue cheese and parmesan) Read More

    Wine review by JenniferT


  • You may also like a Vouvray demi-sec from the Loire valley Read More

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  • Monmousseau Vouvray 2011

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    Not bad for coming off the Kroger shelf. Plenty of citrus and ginger notes. Acidity was pretty well-integrated. Read More

    Wine review by worldsmith


  • That Esprit is now going to be called Esprit de Tablas, but same wine.  ... a grab bag of other stuff--Vouvray, Michaud Pinot, Terre Rouge Syrah, a Cote Rotie.Counting down to Duck Taco night on November 27.  Got a 3 liter bottle at Trader Joe's that we'll empty for the masses, should be entertaining, but we'll open a few other wines--probably... Read More

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