Bernard Fouquet, Vouvray Le Marigny Sec 2021
Good Vouvray from the north of the Loire by Tours is one of France’s hidden jewels, and one of my favourite white wines. Bernard Fouquet’s fabulous Vouvray, grown on vines from rich limestone soil. We are very happy to see the latest 2021 vintage in stock after seven months due to last year’s 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 you’ve never tried this wine, this is the time to enjoy a glass in the autumn evenings.
- David Campbell, Founder of FromVineyardsDirect
I had bought the 2020 vintage from another, larger, retailer, and absolutely loved it. But they didn't show any sign of getting the 2021 in, so I was really happy to see it here from David and Esme and jumped at the chance to buy some. Having now tried it, I actually prefer the 2020. But the 2021 is still a gorgeous wine - and my favourite of all the various Bernard Fouquet Vouvrays you can get (I've tried most of them!)
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)