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:

    This bottle was part of a three bottle lot I bought from the website ... for £17.50. Vouvray is an AOC created in 1936 at the eastern end of the Loire valley not far from Tours and the grape variety is chenin blanc known locally as pineau although small proportions of a grape called arbois are allowed but rarely used.There are four types of Vou... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Hey Fox, instead of the Huet Le Mont Sec Vouvray as a palate cleanser I am leaning towards that Mag of '99 Mayacamas Chard as it needs to be opened. Hope that's OK with you.  Read More

    Forum post in the topic Pinot Throw Down for West...


  • Emark, I went up to Siduri's tasting room and tried a half dozen wines made ... made ... It was a dry(ish) Vouvray, pretty good but not as stinging as I like.  I messed my palate up by starting with some leftover '09 Raymond Usseglio CdP that we had opened the night before, so that wasn't really helping matters.  Best wine last week was a Math... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight-...


  • Welcome to the Snooth Forum, DBrooks.  I saw your other posting, but ... ... ... your horizons a bit is a Vouvray from France.  The Vouvray region is in the Loire Valley and the predominant white wine grape that they use is Chenin Blanc.  The resulting wine usually has a fair amount of detectable sweetness.  You might also look for California ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Lost in Wine World


  • Happy B-day to Ms. Emark! It's a chenin blanc from Vouvray for me tonight. (2011 Domaine de Vaufuget)We have a massive amount of leftover turkey that called for some creativity. So I did a turkey shepherd's pie with lots of fresh parsley and sage. I wanted to open a wine that would make for a good pairing.I have this interesting book called "Tas... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Regis Cruchet Vouvray Coleurs d'Automne Molleux 2002

    Snoothrank:

    This bottle of wine was part of a three bottle lot I bought on the website ... for £17.50.Vouvray is an AOC created in 1936 at the eastern end of the Loire valley not far from Tours and the grape variety is Chenin Blanc known locally as Pineau de Loire although small proportions of a grape called Arbois is also allowed but rarely used.There are... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Monmousseau Vouvray NV

    Snoothrank:

    Tbis is a fantastic wine from the Loire valley. Read More

    Wine review by Barryhopking


  • Charles Bove Vouvray 2011

    Snoothrank:

    Really nice Vouvray with nice stone fruits and some slight flowery perfume. This went very well with goat cheese and crackers on the deck. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Marc Bredif Nectar Vouvray 1996

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    Delicious with North Atlantic Royal Seafood Bake Read More

    Wine review by Sally Hardin


  • THIS was my FAVORITE Huet- 2001 Vouvray Petillant.. I had 6 or 7, but they are gone.  I had no patience at all.  I was a glutton.  And I can't find anymore :-(  Read More

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