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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  • Domaine du Viking

    The vineyards, extending to some 14 hectares (about 35 acres), are situated on the gentle slopes ...

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Vouvray on Snooth

  • Monmousseau Vouvray 2012

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    Not bad but not great vouvray. A touch of grapefruit and also pineapple on the nose. Crushed pineapple, creamy lemon, decent acidity on the palate and just a touch on the sweet side. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Huet Vouvray le Haut-Lieu Sec 2011

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    Very interesting somewhat woody nose, but with some peach/melon scents. On the tongue I can, again, get peach or cantaloupe flavors. Good acid structurewhile there is some tartness, it is not enough to chase away anybody who is tart aversemakes it quite refreshing. Maybe Im showing my inexperience, but, if I did not know bettere.g., I had not... Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • The VT tonight was fun. Had to turn down the volume about 20 minutes early ... ... enjoyable. Good value from Vouvra Read More

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  • What D said. Rioja. Or Italian and it could be south Italy too. Gruner, ... ... ... flat.So that leaves your Vouvray and SB and maybe Roussane, but that really depends on producer more than even the others. Or just have it with Pinot Noir. If nothing else, that will help you get rid of some of that Pinot Noir and you could pick up something el... Read More

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  • I am having some friends over for dinner.  I am making this dish that I ... ... roses, gruner veltliner, vouvray, viognier, roussanne, sauv blanc (sonoma and NZ), chard (SCM, SLH), and a  handful of CA rhone style white blends (MRV mostly).  For reds, I have lots of pinot of course, a few cabs, merlot, and a  few cab francs.  No syrah in house... Read More

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  • Vouvray "Tuffeau " Thierry 2009

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    15.96 --> 9.96 Read More

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  • A ridiculous number of trigger pullworthies in this new offering, many in their ... 2001 Vouvray Le Haut Lieu Sec  |  3 in stock  |  $34.99 Huet 2001 Vouvray Le Mont Sec  |  3 in stock  |  $34.99 Kistler 1996 Sonoma Chardonnay Kistler Vineard Cuvee Cathleen  |  1 in stock  |  $59.99 Kistler 1999 Russian River Valley Vine Hill Chardonnay  |  1 i... Read More

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  • If in the States right now I'd definitely be buying off this list. Really ... 2002 Vouvray Clos du Bourg Moelleux 1er Trie  |  1 in stock  |  $79.99 Chapoutier 1989 Ermitage Pavillon  |  1 in stock  |  $299.99 Jaboulet 2005 St Joseph La Grande Pompee  |  1 in stock  |  $24.99 Pegau 1995 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reservee 1.5L  |  1 in stock  | ... Read More

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  • It was indeed a great trip although I did get rained on a couple of timesI have ... Angerie' Vielles Vignes Vouvray Demi-Sec 2010In the Calais supermarket I bought three bottles ofPrince de Saint-Aubin Sauternes by Yvon Mau 2011 When I get around to drinking this lot I will write up reviews on here &nbs Read More

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  • I have just returned from my long weekend motorcycle trip to ... of ... of Chinon in Chinon plus a Vouvray and a Touraine.I also stopped off at the big supermarket in Calais and got three bottles of Sauternes and some cheese.I had the cheese for my supper last nig Read More

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