Kermit Lynch, Champalou Vouvray
Vouvray is a wine made in the Loire Valley of France from a grape called Chenin Blanc.
A fetching nose of quince, orange, lime, narcissus, freesia, sweet corn, and green tea ushers in a luscious yet remarkably delicate palate, with a perfectly judged hint of sweetness (this is what locals call sec tendre) supporting pear, quince, and citrus. Savory salinity, a hint of caramel, chalk, and citrus zest as well as a suggestion of vanilla cream inform an ear-to-ear finish of lift and refinement. Enjoy this over the coming 2-3 years.
The white wines made in Vouvray are crafted in a range of styles from the Chinin Blanc grape. Champalou is the regions leader in dry-style Chinin Blanc. Fresh, with crunchy acidity carrying green apple, green plum and lime notes. Bright, floral finish.