Domaine de la Poultière Vouvray Demi-Sec 2007

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Vouvray is a charming and picturesque town on the Loire River, about midway on the river's easterly meanderings toward Paris. Perhaps even more cap... Read more

Brilliant white gold color with delicious aromas - ripe Asian pear, honeysuckle and slate. Refreshing on the palate, only slightly sweet, with vibr... Read more

Sourced from 25 to 30 year-old Chenin Blanc vines, the 2007 Domaine de la Poultière Vouvray Demi-Sec is just about half as sweet as a typical Kabin... Read more

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External Review
05/19/2011

Vouvray is a charming and picturesque town on the Loire River, about midway on the river's easterly meanderings toward Paris. Perhaps even more captivating are the white wines that are produced from the vineyards surrounding it and that bear its name as their Appellation Controlèe. Chenin Blanc is the grape, and there is evidence of its being cultivated in the region as early as the 6th Century. Although grown elsewhere in the world, it is here that it realizes its most profound and varied expressions. From dry to sparkling, from demi-sec (half-dry) to the botrytised moelleux (mellow), whose wines can live for 100 years, the grape is a chameleon. The 2007 Poultière Demi-Sec entices with a nose of lavender and honeysuckle. Flavors of ripe Asian pear, quince and candied lemon envelop the tongue, and its ample body is silken in the mouth. Its persistent acidity perfectly balances its unabashed semi-sweetness, igniting the salivary glands and keeping the aftertaste astonishingly long. This won't be a wine for Robin, the wine curmudgeon, mired as he is in Malbec, but his lovely bride might appreciate its more refined qualities. Perfect with Asian cuisine, curries, ham and many pork preparations.


External Review
05/19/2011

Brilliant white gold color with delicious aromas - ripe Asian pear, honeysuckle and slate. Refreshing on the palate, only slightly sweet, with vibrant acidity and more juicy-fruit flavors combined with mineral. Tasty.


External Review
05/19/2011

Sourced from 25 to 30 year-old Chenin Blanc vines, the 2007 Domaine de la Poultière Vouvray Demi-Sec is just about half as sweet as a typical Kabinett Riesling from the Mosel. The sweetness is not at all cloying but the wine has just enough of it to add interest to the vibrant green pear, apple, quince and citrus flavors. The finish is stony, with fine acidity and hints of peach pit and slate. This young wine is still tightly wound owing to its recent vintage and will offer at the least several years of positive maturation. In fact, it should be just starting to really sing in time for the holidays.


External Review
05/19/2011

This Vouvray has a ripe fruit perfume with a round, suave mouthfeel. It matches well with light dishes and seafood or it can be enjoyed all by itself.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

This Vouvray has a ripe fruit perfume with a round, suave mouthfeel. It matches well with light dishes and seafood or it can be enjoyed all by itself.


External Review
Source: Prime Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Brilliant white gold color with delicious aromas - ripe Asian pear, honeysuckle and slate. Refreshing on the palate, only slightly sweet, with vibrant acidity and more juicy-fruit flavors combined with mineral. Tasty.


External Review
Source: Prime Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Vouvray is a charming and picturesque town on the Loire River, about midway on the river's easterly meanderings toward Paris. Perhaps even more captivating are the white wines that are produced from the vineyards surrounding it and that bear its name as their Appellation Controlèe. Chenin Blanc is the grape, and there is evidence of its being cultivated in the region as early as the 6th Century. Although grown elsewhere in the world, it is here that it realizes its most profound and varied expressions. From dry to sparkling, from demi-sec (half-dry) to the botrytised moelleux (mellow), whose wines can live for 100 years, the grape is a chameleon. The 2007 Poultière Demi-Sec entices with a nose of lavender and honeysuckle. Flavors of ripe Asian pear, quince and candied lemon envelop the tongue, and its ample body is silken in the mouth. Its persistent acidity perfectly balances its unabashed semi-sweetness, igniting the salivary glands and keeping the aftertaste astonishingly long. This won't be a wine for Robin, the wine curmudgeon, mired as he is in Malbec, but his lovely bride might appreciate its more refined qualities. Perfect with Asian cuisine, curries, ham and many pork preparations.


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