2017 Chateau Gaudrelle Vouvray Clos le Vigneau (Alexandre Monmousseau)

Year: 2017
Appellation: Loire Valley
Country: France
Jeb Dunnuck: 91
Wine Enthusiast: 91
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 12.5%
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"The 2017 Vouvray Clos Le Vigneau comes all from a single lieu-dit (Clos Le Vigneau) and is 100% Chenin Blanc brought up all in tank. This medium-bodied, rounded, off-dry white offers up beautiful notes of peach, honeyed apple, and citrus-like aromas and flavors. I love its purity, it has good acidity, and it’s a brilliant white that’s going to shine for at least 4-5 years, and I suspect much longer. There’s no need to delay gratification though." (JD)

"Delicious apple flavors dominate this wine. While it is essentially dry, a ripe character softens the acidity and gives it a spice and baked-apple character. The wine is still young, needing further aging to reveal its full potential. -Roger Voss" (WE)

Winery Notes:
Clos Le Vigneau is a single vineyard from an area known as "les Gués d'Amant" or "Lover's Gap". Most of the vines were planted in 1929.

Off dry in style with honey, earth and apricot notes. Wines from the town of Vouvray have been known to age well for 40 years. This particular bottling should hold for at least 5-7 years.