Bernard Fouquet, Vouvray Le Petit Clos Sec 2022
What style of white wine is Vouvray? Is it a sparkling wine? Is it still and opulently sweet? Medium dry? Dry?
Confusing as it may seem, it can be all of the above. It is an excellent source for some of the finest wines in the world, whatever your taste may be. The secret is the chenin blanc grape, and as it happens Vouvray is most famous for making arguably the best wine from this grape variety of any wine growing region.
Naturally endowed with both body and a fantastic spine of acidity, chenin is brilliantly versatile and a true contender to the age old debate - what is the greatest grape variety?.
Bernard Fouquet’s wine is of the bone dry persuasion. As I write this I have a tasting glass on my desk, a little condensation pearling down the sides of the glass, and the liquid inside is insanely refreshing. I absolutely love the core of Bramley appley fruit, the very delicately creamy texture and the thirst-quenching crisp freshness. This is gorgeous on its own, but I will have to open another bottle for Sunday’s roast pork lunch - it will be a match made in heaven, I am sure.
- Ludovic, Private Client Director