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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  • Cabernet Franc

    History of the grape: References to it in the Loire region of France date as far back as the mid 12th century. But it...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

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  • Chenin Blanc

    History of the grape: Modern day French oenologist Pierre Galet states Chenin Blanc has been in France at least since...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

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  • Cave Des Producteurs de Vouvray

    The Cave des Producteurs de Vouvray was created in 1953, at the initiative of a small group of wi...

  • 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

  • OT: So how was it?  I'm about to drink my last one, after checking the ... I buy lots of chenin, mostly Vouvray, and I find good inexpensive bottles (sub $20, sometimes under $15) to tide me over until the Huets are at peak.  Gotta say, I almost want to order them from Garagiste whenever Rimmerman has them, but I can't quite bring myself to dea... Read More

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  • Domaines de Ladoucette Marc Bredif Vouvray 2010

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    Flowery sweet smelling nose--hneysuckle. Very refreshing on the palate. Noticeable sugar, but also decent acid. Flavors of lemon and apple or peach. Looking forward to having this with grilled Moroccan spiced maridated chicken breasts. US$16.99 at Wine Club in Santa Ana. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Vouvray Sec Didier Champalou 2010

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    Sugar. [From "Thankgiving Favorites" at Bin 105, Lincoln NE, 11 November 2012.] Read More

    Wine review by Nathan P


  •  Here's the lineup...just finished getting bottles prepped. Also about ... 2010 - France/ Loire Valley/ Vouvray Liquid Farm “White Hill” Chardonnay, 2011 - California/ Santa Barbara/ Sta. Rita Hills Mulderbosch Sauvignon Blanc, 2011 – South Africa/ Western Cape Willi Schaefer Domprobst Riesling Kabinett #3, 2011 – Germany/ Mosel Reds: St. Innoc... Read More

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  • Domaine de Vigneau-Chevreau Vouvray Sec 2010

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    Golden straw bright, modest aromas of dried yellow stone fruits, white flowers and wet rock; abundant flavor notes of zippy peach, white melon, honeysuckle, citrus and mineral across a refreshingly tart and bright viscous texture with a long finish. The Chenin bomb with asparagus, and a very good food wine. Read More

    Wine review by InWineTruth


  • Domaine de Vigneau-Chevreau Vouvray Sec 1997

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    Wine review by InWineTruth


  • Coteau de la Biche Domaine Pichot Vouvray Sec 2010

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    straw yellow. papaya, guava, pineapple core, peach, a bit of lee. all fresh fruit, clean with a bit of gelato or light cream. mango. taste is crisp, refreshing, medium bodied, easy likeability, some mid palate minerality. Read More

    Wine review by benjamindehoog


  • Château de Montfort Vouvray 2010

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    Wine review by Austinista


  • Chateau Gaudrelle Vouvray Sec Tendre 2010

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    The nose is of over-ripe white fruit with a hint of styrene plastic; ... ... ... finish. Typical off-dry Vouvray from a respected producer. 84 point Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Huet Vouvray le Mont Sec 2010

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    Wine review by mkennethamon


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