Domaine des Aubuisières ~ Vouvray Cuvée de Silex 2017

Domaine des Aubuisières ~ Vouvray Cuvée de Silex 2017
£15.00 / bottle£171.00 / case (12 bottles)

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Country: France
Region: Loire Valley
Wine Types: New Wines
Wine Types: White Wines
Grapes: Chenin Blanc
Style: Crisp Light Whites
Drink: now to 2022
Unoaked
Cork
ABV: 13%

Tasting Notes

The story

Bernard Fouquet's Domaine des Aubuisières has 26 hectares of Chenin Blanc vineyards planted on the best soils in Vouvray - clay & limestone which contirbute to the mineral character of this wine. Bernard works with biodynamic practices, using treatments only when necessary and is a great believer in terroir; the wonderful flinty soils translate into his Cuvée de Silex which exhibits a great mineral character as well as the typical honeyed fruit that is characteristic of Chenin Blanc. The finished wine is linear with a lovely salty minerality.

The wine

This is a beautiful light to medium-bodied dry white Chenin Blanc, crisp and more subtle than the South African Reyneke Chenin Blanc. Its crisp acidity and mineral character balance with the hints of honey and the lemon & juicy apple fruit flavours.

Food Pairing

Recommended for drinking with oysters, other shellfish and fish generally, chicken  - it will also stand up well to creamy sauces, game, Asian cuisine, tagines, sweet potatoes, parsnips and butternut squash.

Producer's Notes

"A beautiful aromatic expression of Chenin Blanc."

Awards

16 points     JancisRobinson.com    Jan 2018
"Lean and mineral on the nose with fresh lemon juice, cooked apple and a bit of sweet spice and honey on the finish. Dry and balanced."

A favourite recent find and great value if I say so myself. Lovely, crisp dry Chenin with hints of tangerine, lemon aromas & flavours, a touch of honey and flinty minerality. So much going on - it's delicious.

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