2017 Domaine Vincent Carême Vouvray Sec SKU #1448028

Price: $24.99

W&S 94 WE 92 WS 91
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K&L Notes

93 points Chris Kissack, Winedoctor.com: "This is Vincent's blended cuvée made from home-grown fruit, from parcels on the plateau behind the première côte. A nose of crushed minerals and apricot stone here, suggesting a broad frame and certainly an expressive one. The palate is correspondingly broad, with plenty of pithy and grippy energy, and a fine frame. This is quite charming, in a rather soft, supple and charming style, with a pithy finish." (02/2019)

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Staff Reviews

  • Sharon Kelly
    By: Sharon Kelly
    K&L Staff Member
    However you enjoy your Chenin Blanc whether it is dry, off-dry, sparkling or sweet, there's no denying this is a versatile varietal that has something for everyone. This beauty from Vincent Careme has plenty to offer those who lean towards the dry version of this grape. It is buzzing with snappy acidity and stony mineral characteristics that make it a great date for a variety of foods - think roasted vegetables, hearty salads, crostini with a variety of spreads, chicken breast, and of course, soft goat cheese. This has incredible complexity and it is accessible young, yet also holds all of the elements that will allow it to age gracefully. This wine exudes elegance and balance and is an incredible value.
  • Andrew Tobin
    By: Andrew Tobin
    K&L Staff Member
    Loire is easily producing some of the most interesting wines for the price anywhere in the world, and this is no exception. Full and almost tropical, the nose jumps out of the glass with green vegetal notes, guava and pineapple, grapefruit, and a slight flinty quality. The palate hits you like a wave with beautiful viscosity, the tropical fruit it up front but quickly fades towards bitter fruit rind, once again green vegetal notes, and the the flint is all over the finish. Vouvray for those who know is always an amazing buy for the money, this is a perfect example of the style and should be on everyone's "to try" list!
  • Illya Haase
    By: Illya Haase
    K&L Staff Member
    I have a new white wine obsession - Chenin Blanc! One of my favorite expressions is in the Loire Valley's region of Vouvray. There, Chenin Blanc has such a fun mix of whimsy and complexity. First the whimsy, with a scent of cotton candy and peach rings. Now the complexity, that intense mineral focus that Loire always delivers in its whites. It is bone dry while rich, full of quince, pear and peach fruits while the wood aging adds even a touch more richness. Forget the Sake, give me a bottle of this with my next sushi meal.
  • Keith Mabry
    By: Keith Mabry
    K&L Staff Member
    Vincent Careme has become my favorite go-to producer in Vouvray. From top-to-bottom, he creates cuvees that are sensational reflections of their soils and sites. This favorite son of the region has worked (and continues to work) abroad in South Africa but his native soil of Vouvray is where he makes some of the most outstanding Chenin Blancs coming from anywhere in the world. The Sec is pure delight with Pippin apple, Anjou pear and lemon rind rounded by a host of spices including nutmeg, ginger powder and allspice. It is linear and focused on the palate, with years of aging potential but why wait, really? A perfect foil for salty and/or spicy dishes, but perfect really with a rotisserie chicken if you want to keep things simpler.


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