Vouvray, Clos le Vigneau, Château Gaudrelle 2015
The ebullient Alexandre Monmousseau took over his family's estate in 1984. He makes classic Vouvray in the "sec-tendre" style with just the right amount of residual sugar to balance out the racy acidity of the Chenin Blanc grape.
|Bottle Size||75 cl|
|Area||Saumur & Middle Loire|
|Major Grape||Chenin Blanc|
|Grapes||100% Chenin Blanc|
|Drinking Guide||Drink Now|
|Food Match||Proscuitto, pear and rocket rolls|
My turkey wine is so retro I might have to dig out my doublet and hose. Great, dry, Loire Valley Chenin Blanc is one of the most overlooked categories of wine in the world. Gaudrelle is a first class property and 2015 is a ripe vintage, so this wine has richness and also depth under its heady scent. There is a touch of exoticism here, but this is tempered with thrilling acidity and it is the perfect accompaniment to the fully laden Christmas platter.