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

  • Haut Lieu Gaston Huet Domaine le Vouvray le Mont Sec 2007

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    awesome. had it at terroir wine bar in SF last night. let's see how much i can recall -- gorgeous, complex nose of lemon-lime citrus, green apple, mineral, and floral notes; a light, yet compelling palate highlighted by searing, but not overpowering and well integrated acidity that carries through for a long, elegant finish. -- the best chenin... Read More

    Wine review by ChrisCaughman


  • Vigneau-Chevreau Vouvray Brut NV

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    Citrus, mineral on the nose. The pallet shows crisp apple, mineral, and citrus notes. Nice acid. 89 points Read More

    Wine review by CheshireCat


  • Benoit Gautier Vouvray Sec Clos la Lanterne 2000

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    No written review

    Wine review by danitrish


  • Doulce France Vouvray Alfio Moriconi Selection 2007

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    No written review

    Wine review by JeremyRThomas


  • Didier Champalou Vouvray 2007

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    On the dry side of Vouvray, this is a pleasant, refreshing drink with green appley flavours and a sherbet zing on the end. It's a simple, unpretentious wine, and for that, a bit pricey.(Edit: This opened up a bit after an hour or two -- the sherbety acid gave way a bit, revealing some nice caraway notes. Worth the money, then.) Read More

    Wine review by Robert Dallas Gray


  • Doulce France 2007

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    No written review

    Wine review by TokyoRose


  • J. C. Pichot Vouvray 2007

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    citrus, peaches, minerals, honey and floral notes on the nose; off dry balanced nicely by strong acidity with a nice texture; fantastic for the price Read More

    Wine review by ChrisCaughman


  • Vouvray Barton Guestier 2005

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    Wine review by Amethystia


  • Champalou Vouvray le Clos du Portail 2005

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    This dry Vourvray (Chenin Blanc) from Champalou is quite consistently delicious, but the 2005 is a step above that. It's not a wine that knocks you over the head--but give it a few minutes and it will win you over with it's ripe pear fruit, excellent acid-balance and a remarkably graceful texture. Easy to drink by itself, a real crowd-pleaser, a... Read More

    Wine review by steve1000


  • Château de Montfort Vouvray 2005

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    Wine review by bebethedog


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