Vigneau Chevreau Vouvray Sec 2022

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Vigneau Chevreau Vouvray Sec 2022

Having been asked to find some Chenin Blanc for a great friend's wedding, this one just smashed all the tastings, and it had to be added to the WW list.

A sublime and elegant Chenin Blanc from Vouvray in France's Loire Valley. This is dry with classic ripe apple fruit. It is soft yet tangy and there's tension between its weight and density and the crisp, acidic frame that carries it through to a lengthy finish.

 It is fermented and matured in stainless steel tank at a cool temperature with a small proportion matured in barrel to add complexity. The terroir of this cuvée sometimes gives notes of "flint", which underline its mineral character, or a more fruity side in sunny years. Brilliant yellow in colour, with aromas of apple, pear and citrus, this Chenin