Bernard Fouquet, Vouvray Le Marigny Sec 2021
With the weather forecasting nearly 30 degrees this week, its the right time to remind you about my favourite white wine, Bernard Fouquet's fabulous Vouvray, grown on vines from rich limestone soil. We are very happy to see the new 2021 vintage in stock after seven months due to last years short harvest.
The secret to its beauty is that it exudes everything that is wonderfully special about the chenin blanc grape, vibrant zingy acidity, ripe apple character and a fuller bodied slightly honeyed richness that makes it superbly food friendly. The 2021 vintage continues where the 2020 finished off - another triumph. If youve never tried this wine, this is the time to enjoy a glass this weekend.
David Campbell, Founder of FromVineyardsDirect
A lovely wine. Complex and subtle tones of honey and soft fruit, with a distinctive and long finish. Very satisfying.
An excellent wine, one of the best Vouvrays.
Very enjoyable Vouvray not too acidic and a long fruity finish. A really good wine with chicken or fish dishes but also a superb smart aperitif wine.
I think this one is terrific. Almost exquisite. Lovely balance. This and Trillol are my go to wines from FVD. (previous vintage)
Went down really well with salmon. Classy wine at this price. (previous vintage)
This is a really excellent Chenin Blanc, and superb value for money. We drank it with haddock followed by fruit dessert and it was perfect for both. (previous vintage)