Wine Focus for May: Vouvray Plus!

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Re: Wine Focus for May: Vouvray Plus!

Postby Andrew Bair » Mon May 28, 2012 1:39 pm

Here's a Chenin-based wine from the Languedoc:

2007 Mas Cal Demoura VDP de l'Hérault “L’Etincelle”
Mostly Chenin Blanc, with small amounts of Grenache Blanc, Roussanne, Viognier, Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains, and Petit Manseng. Full-bodied, dry, well balanced, with moderate acidity; rather mineral, with apple, fruitcake, and golden raisin notes. Very good; definitely different.
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Re: Wine Focus for May: Vouvray Plus!

Postby Bob Parsons Alberta » Sat Jun 09, 2012 1:25 am

Well, I am back! Looks like I missed some real CB treats whilst away.
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Re: Wine Focus for May: Vouvray Plus!

Postby Bob Parsons Alberta » Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:51 pm

I thought I would resurrect this Focus after the horrible news from the Vouvray area today. Remind all of us of the great CBs from the area.
Why not open a Vouvray this week forumites?
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Re: Wine Focus for May: Vouvray Plus!

Postby Mark Lipton » Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:39 am

Bob Parsons Alberta wrote:I thought I would resurrect this Focus after the horrible news from the Vouvray area today. Remind all of us of the great CBs from the area.
Why not open a Vouvray this week forumites?


I understand the sentiment, Bob, but given the likely catastrophe of '13 and the possible compromise of '14 in Vouvray, I'm going to hang onto my Chenin to get me through times of short supply.

Mark Lipton

p.s. I will, however, buy up all the Vouvray from e.g. François Pinon that I can over the next year to try and help their financial situation.
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Re: Wine Focus for May: Vouvray Plus!

Postby Bob Parsons Alberta » Wed Jun 19, 2013 2:56 am

WTN: 2011 Famille Bougrier Vouvray.

SC, 12% alc, $18 Cdn. Not a well-known family but need support like everyone else.

Pale color, nose is floral with typical pear, apple, white stonefruit. Appeals for sure.
Initial entry thought is crisp, off-dry, refreshing, easy to drink style. Apple, pear and melon. Lighter-bodied style with apricot on the finish. So-so acidity, find it rather sweet though. great with roast chicken. Not great but not a bad wine either. Less serious than some of the big names out there.
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