Vouvray, Touraine

François Chidaine

Bouchet Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2014

Le Bouchet is an amazing value Chenin Blanc grown within the Vouvray appellation, but vinified across the river in Montlouis. It was made by Francois Chidaine with a vintage of 2014 and an ABV of 13.5%. It was $25 at @thomasliquors 🙌🙌

👁 It has a deep golden hue.

👃 On the nose, this wine has a medium(+) intensity of developing aromas, including notes of desiccated apple, bruised yellow pear, lemon curd, chalk, wet stone, dried white flowers, and honeycomb. The aromas are concentrated.

👄On the palate this wine is dry with notable residual sugar (possibly off-dry), it has medium(+) acidity, a medium(+) body due to the richness of the texture, medium alcohol, and a medium(+) intensity of flavors consistent with the nose, although with brighter citric influences. The finish is medium.

This wine has complexity; it's concentrated; it's for the cerebral type. I could see it pairing well with a variety of salads and cheeses and/or a pork roulade; we’re pairing it tonight with an herbed, grilled chicken, grilled bell peppers, and roasted asparagus.
— 7 days ago

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Domaine Huet

Le Mont Demi-Sec Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2019

Nose is very cheniny.

Palate is Meyer lemon juice. Some chenin wooliness. The wine is a tad hot. 13.5%. Not really mineral. The sweetness dominates a bit. Not super juicy.

Honestly I’d rather be drinking Riesling.
— 18 days ago

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Vincent Carême

Vouvray Sec Chenin Blanc 2019

Ripe, sweet pear & white peach, with hint of flint & whiff of white flowers.
On the palate this is broad & rich yet with layers of yellow fruit, a dab of honey and a mineral side - and nicely balanced with quince acidity.
Shows a bit of heat in the finish but overall this is a very nice & food-friendly wine.
Shame it’s so difficult to find good dry Chenin Blanc from the Loire outside of France.
— 18 days ago

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Champalou

Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2014

ESF
8.9

Bit surprised at how light & thin - also fairly austere & angular, nice structure & precise w/snappy acidity and clean finish. Aromatically muted w/apple skin, quince, lanolin, some floral & faint citrus. — 3 days ago

Andrew, Josh and 8 others liked this

Domaine du Margalleau

Vouvray Brut Chenin Blanc 2019

Straight up honeycombs.

Creamy, dry, honey 🍯

I like it. Nothing extraordinary, but an interesting expression of Chenin
— 3 days ago

Philip, Ron and 7 others liked this

Domaine Huet

Le Mont Sec Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2012

A gift from someone who knows me well. — 13 days ago

Daniel, Lyle and 12 others liked this

Domaine du Clos des Aumônes

Moelleux Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2018

Delicious #vouvray - green apple, touch of wet stone on the nose. Puckering acidity pleasantly balanced by pear and apple orchard fruit. Next time I definitely need to try this with a Chèvre-based appetizer. Terrific QPR for $~12 at a local Mediterranean gourmet shop. — 18 days ago

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Bernard Fouquet

Le Petit Clos Vouvray Sec Chenin Blanc 2018

Fresh, pears and grapes, orangeblossom, jasmine, good chalky mineral core, acidity not overbearing; vintage gives this a creamy and rounded touch, which I like.
Very, very good for its 13€ price tag.
— 3 days ago

pascal, Bob and 11 others liked this

Le Moulin d'Angibault

Vouvray Chenin Blanc 1989

Vintage 1989 | Le Moulin d’Angibault, Alain Ferran, Vernou sur Brenne. Amazing young colour of this Chenin Blanc, shy smell, balanced taste with good counterpart from acids to sweetness. Would have guessed at least twenty years younger if tasted blind. Paired with a mixed fruit dessert. — 11 days ago

Rob, David and 15 others liked this

Famille Bougrier (Domaines Bougrier)

Grande Reserve Vieilles Vignes Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2019

Semi dry, so on the sweeter side but well balanced. Honey and apricot, almost mead-like. Carries you across courses — fish, cheese, dessert. Easy drinking but not one-note. K loves this one — 11 days ago

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