Champalou

Brut Vouvray Chenin Blanc

8.893 ratings
8.727 pro ratings
Vouvray, Touraine, Loire Valley, France
Chenin Blanc
Turkey, Vanilla & Caramel, Fruit & Berries, Exotic Spices, Salads & Greens, Pate, Potato, Tomato-Based, Chicken, Fruit Desserts, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pungent Cheese, Squash & Root Vegetables, Goat & Feta Cheese, Cheddar & Gruyere, Sweet Potato, Yuca, Taro, Baking Spices, Chili & Hot Spicy, Nuts & Seeds, Soft Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Quinoa, Shellfish, Sweet Potato
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9.2

A blend of three vintages — 2016, 2015, 2014 — aged two years on the lees, and bottled with low dosage. Pretty, delicate and balanced, featuring notes of citrus blossom, wet earth, clay, flint and lots of lime zest, and delivering precise, crisp, piercing acidity. Classic dry Vouvray sparkling. (Jason Wilson, Vinous, July 2020)

A blend of three vintages — 2016, 2015, 2014 — aged two years on the lees, and bottled with low dosage. Pretty, delicate and balanced, featuring notes of citrus blossom, wet earth, clay, flint and lots of lime zest, and delivering precise, crisp, piercing acidity. Classic dry Vouvray sparkling. (Jason Wilson, Vinous, July 2020)

Jul 23rd, 2020
Austin Hohnke

Fresh and clean. Honey. Bubble fades quickly.
Wouldn’t have hated some more RS on this.

Fresh and clean. Honey. Bubble fades quickly.
Wouldn’t have hated some more RS on this.

Jan 1st, 2020
Meg Herring

Lovely bubbles. Not as many biscuit notes as Champagne but still a little bit of yeast. Mostly pears and lemons. 🍐 🍋

Lovely bubbles. Not as many biscuit notes as Champagne but still a little bit of yeast. Mostly pears and lemons. 🍐 🍋

Apr 14th, 2018
Tom Kobylarz

Tasty and rocky mineral bubbles. Good mousse and acidic cut.

Tasty and rocky mineral bubbles. Good mousse and acidic cut.

Jan 22nd, 2016
Roger Cabrera

Fine mousse, and almonds from its exposition through its denouement. Bright acidity and great body.

Fine mousse, and almonds from its exposition through its denouement. Bright acidity and great body.

Oct 19th, 2015
Molly Brooks

Simple - Asian pear, white floral notes, stony.

Simple - Asian pear, white floral notes, stony.

Mar 31st, 2015
Tom Kisthart

Owner Craft & Curd

9.2

Tiny bubbles. Big minerality.

Tiny bubbles. Big minerality.

Mar 22nd, 2015
Jo Florradikal

clean, beautiful small bubbles, acidity, citrus zest, less yeast than #champagne, very refreshing

clean, beautiful small bubbles, acidity, citrus zest, less yeast than #champagne, very refreshing

Feb 22nd, 2015
Tom Higgins

Owner/Winemaker Heart & Hands Wine Company

6.5

Ladybug taint on the nose makes it smell like lemon pledge. Creamy palate, but ladybug persists too much.

Ladybug taint on the nose makes it smell like lemon pledge. Creamy palate, but ladybug persists too much.

Jan 18th, 2015
Scott Reiner

Nice fruit.

Nice fruit.

Sep 16th, 2014