Champalou Les Fondraux Vouvray 2018 - Morton Williams
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Champalou Les Fondraux Vouvray 2018
SKU: 6777

Champalou Les Fondraux Vouvray 2018

  • v88


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Category White Wine
Region France, Loire Valley, Vouvray
Brand Champalou
Alcohol/vol 13%
Crafting impeccably balanced, off-dry wines like this is no simple task, but the Champalou Fondraux rolls over the tongue so fluidly that you might be tempted to think the berries tasted just like this when they were picked off the vine. It comes down to masterful winemaking, in which precision and savoir faire replace the need for technological intervention to create a velvety, suave Vouvray that oozes class. The contrast of ripe, succulent Chenin Blanc fruit with a spike of flinty minerality is like licking honey off an arrowhead.
  • v88

Solid classic Vouvray semi-dry, with 25 grams per liter of residual sugar following long fermentation in barrel and several months' aging, also in barrel. Understated and elegant, delivering pear and apple throughout. Cool and smooth on the palate, leading to a long mineral finish, but I wish there was more acidity.

Jason Wilson, July 2020