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

  • Vaufuget Vouvray 2011

    Snoothrank:

    Slightly off dry (it reminded me of riesling), this is a well balanced chenin blanc with lots of acid and notes of green apple and honey with a touch of lime and some slightly salty minerality. Good length with a dry finish. (Proved to be a versatile cheese wine - the sweetness bounced well off both blue cheese and parmesan) Read More

    Wine review by JenniferT


  • You may also like a Vouvray demi-sec from the Loire valley Read More

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  • Monmousseau Vouvray 2011

    Snoothrank:

    Not bad for coming off the Kroger shelf. Plenty of citrus and ginger notes. Acidity was pretty well-integrated. Read More

    Wine review by worldsmith


  • That Esprit is now going to be called Esprit de Tablas, but same wine.  ... a grab bag of other stuff--Vouvray, Michaud Pinot, Terre Rouge Syrah, a Cote Rotie.Counting down to Duck Taco night on November 27.  Got a 3 liter bottle at Trader Joe's that we'll empty for the masses, should be entertaining, but we'll open a few other wines--probably... Read More

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  • Vouvray Demi-Sec 2006

    Snoothrank:

    Loved this wine! Sweet but not overwhelmingly. Very nice rich flavor Read More

    Wine review by mermal2xy


  • Wow, OT.. what a tasting...Tonight, I opened a 2007 Domaine Moyer Montlouis sur ... sur Loire Moelleux (sweet Vouvray) out of curiosity.  I have had these bottles for awhile... storing them at prolly a lower temp than I should.  But wanted to ck it out.  Still the same nose I remember... a very heady honeysuckle/honey nose... reminiscent of a h... Read More

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  • 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

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  • 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

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    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


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