Regis Cruchet Vouvray Coleurs d'Automne Molleux 2002

Member Review by duncan 906:

This bottle of wine was part of a three bottle lot I bought on the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/42221 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 four types of Vouvray,sec,demi-sec,molleux and doux which roughly translates as dry,medium,sweet and even sweeter.Vouvray can also be sparkling or still.My bottle is a still molleux or sweet version,the sweetness coming from harvesting the grapes very late in order to allow the development of a fungus called botrytis.I started my bottle the other evening with my supper of cheese and pork pie with salad.It was certainly sweet but not as sweet as a Sauternes or a Coteaux du Layon.There is a pineapple-like fruit there and notes of honey or syrup.I enjoyed it and it was good value for money but there are better sweet wines out there.

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Winery: Régis Cruchet
Color: White
Varietal: Chenin Blanc
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Snooth User: duncan 906
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07/16/2013

This bottle of wine was part of a three bottle lot I bought on the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/42221 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 four types of Vouvray,sec,demi-sec,molleux and doux which roughly translates as dry,medium,sweet and even sweeter.Vouvray can also be sparkling or still.My bottle is a still molleux or sweet version,the sweetness coming from harvesting the grapes very late in order to allow the development of a fungus called botrytis.I started my bottle the other evening with my supper of cheese and pork pie with salad.It was certainly sweet but not as sweet as a Sauternes or a Coteaux du Layon.There is a pineapple-like fruit there and notes of honey or syrup.I enjoyed it and it was good value for money but there are better sweet wines out there.




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