Vouvray Wine


Vouvray

Vouvray is an appellation created in 1936,although there has been viticulture here for centuries for white wine from 8 communes around the village of that name in the Touraine region of the Loire Valley. The grape variety used is chenin blanc or pineau de Loire as it is known in this area. 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 Read more »

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  • Chenin Blanc

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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  • Pinot Noir

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Vouvray on Snooth

  • François Pinon Vouvray Cuvée Tradition 2006

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    Great wine from Astor, imported by Louis/Dressner. Quite sweet to start, but sweetness abates fast and a complex/interesting flavor follows. Herbal and mineral. Read More

    Wine review by scloughley


  • Château de Montfort Vouvray 2005

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    No written review

    Wine review by Jeroboam92


  • Vincent Raimbault Vouvray Sec 2004

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    Funky very mineral nose (limestone and quartz?). A very full white, rich and rather emollient - meaty - some floral notes to finish. More quartz on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Philip


  • Vincent Raimbault Vouvray Sec 2004

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    Floral nose with a good, punchy attack. The wine itself is refreshing and smooth. Nice long cheese-like finish. Read More

    Wine review by mark


  • Poniatowski Vouvray Aigle Blanc 1990

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    Very tasty! A great deal for such an old wine. Great introduction to chenin blanc if you've never tried it. What an under-rated grape! This guy has developed a wonderful honeyed aspect on the palette. Read More

    Wine review by AdamRobert


  • Domaine des Aubuisieres Vouvray Cuvée Silex 2002

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    No written review

    Wine review by dobson


  • Vouvray Brut NV

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    A light nose with a very fine mousse of bubbles. Very yeasty and rather nutty. A very crisp wine with a short citrus finish.Drunk as part of a 12 course tasting menu at WD50. Paired with mackerel and smoked beets, then shrimp and tarragon macaroons. Read More

    Wine review by Philip


  • Domaine du Viking Vouvray Tendre 1990

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    Top of cork was covered in black mold which concerned me a bit initially, but after carefully washing and uncorking the wine, I was delighted to find that the mold had not penetrated down the cork. Color was dazzling - a beautiful crystal clear gold. After allowing for a good aeration, nose was candied lemon peel with maybe just a hint of orange... Read More

    Wine review by jaye


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