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

  • So here's an idea, but you kind of have to jump in feet first:  ... ... Introduce the Mrs to either Vouvray wines in the demi-sec or sweet range.  If she likes the flavors, you can move to drier chenin blanc.  But chenin can be tough--it's really high in acid.  So, instead, try her on some spatlese or auslese rieslings in the sweeter range.  T... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


  • Fell off the wagon tonight. It was D's birthday and I needed something to ... of choice was the 2011 Huet Vouvray Le Mont S Read More

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  • For a white I would suggest a Vouvray demi-sec or even moelleux.For a red I would consider a Burgundy a wine which usually matches beef like no other Read More

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • Monmousseau Vouvray NV

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

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