I was almost misty-eyed when I opened my last bottle of Vigneau-Chevreau Vouvray. Without a doubt, this biodynamic beauty was one of my favorite white wines of last year or two. When Glenn and I split a case in summer 2009, my intention was to hold on to a couple of bottles to see how it would age in two-three years. They didn’t make it. This wine’s richness, purity, and delicious palate make it hard to resist.
With a light golden hue, this is a lively wine – even in the glass. Lots of lemon, melon, and minerality in the nose. There is a ripe, honeyed character in both the nose and on the palate. The mouthfeel is full bodied and viscous, with crisp acidity and some bitterness. The finish lingers with notes of pineapple and lemon.
Great with food, I really enjoyed the Vigneau-Chevreau on its own… and will be looking forward to the next vintage!