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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    The vineyards, extending to some 14 hectares (about 35 acres), are situated on the gentle slopes ...

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Vouvray on Snooth

  • 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

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    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

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

    Wine review by Barryhopking


  • Charles Bove Vouvray 2011

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    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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  • 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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  • 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


  • Vaufuget Vouvray 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by mark


  • Vaufuget Vouvray 2011

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    A Chenin Blanc with some body and citrusy sweetness with hints of honey. Read More

    Wine review by mark


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