Vouvray Sec 2021
This is the older vine cuvee than the Arpent. Still made in a dry (or sec) style but in this case from 40 and 50 year old vines where the soils have more limestone and clay. The wine ferments in barrel and then continues to age in barrel as well. In 2019 there is lovely tension and a healthy streak of acidity that provides chisel to balance the gorgeously ripe fruit. Some distinct flinty minerality and a chalky note also lend complexity to this wine. This has finesse and an underlying tension to it that keeps it lively and expressive. This is great now but don't forget to put some in the cellar!
- Andrew Guard