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Vigneau Vouvray Clos le Vigneau
Chateau Gaudrelle ( Vigneau )
France - Loire Valley - Vouvray

Clos Le Vigneau is a single vineyard from an area known as "les Gués d'Amant" or "Lover's Gap". Most of the vines were planted in 1929. 

Off dry in style with honey, earth and apricot notes. Wines from the town of Vouvray have been known to age well for 40 years. This particular bottling should hold for at least 5-7 years. 

Specifications
Appellation
Vouvray
Wine Type
White
Varietal(s)
100% Chenin Blanc
Age of vines
90 years
Agricultural Practices
Sustainable
Soil type
clay and limestone, silex and gravel
Vinification
Hand harvested. Fermented in stainless steel with two rackings and a light filtration before bottling. Aged on the lees for a few months (no oak).
Pairings

Perfect with seafood, poultry and salads.

Reviews and News

2017 Clos Le Vigneau Vouvray - 91 PTS - WE

2017 Clos Le Vigneau Vouvray - 91 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 91 pts"Delicious apple flavors dominate this wine. While it is essentially dry, a ripe character softens the acidity and gives it a spice and baked-apple character. The wine is still young, needing further aging to reveal its full potential. - Roger VOSS"
- Wine Enthusiast Magazine (May 1st 2019), 91 pts

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2017 Clos Le Vigneau Vouvray - 91 PTS - JD

2017 Clos Le Vigneau Vouvray - 91 PTS - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"The 2017 Vouvray Clos Le Vigneau comes all from a single lieu-dit (Clos Le Vigneau) and is 100% Chenin Blanc brought up all in tank. This medium-bodied, rounded, off-dry white offers up beautiful notes of peach, honeyed apple, and citrus-like aromas and flavors. I love its purity, it has good acidity, and it’s a brilliant white that’s going to shine for at least 4-5 years, and I suspect much longer. There’s no need to delay gratification though."
- Jeb Dunnuck (March 2019), 91 pts

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2016 Clos Le Vigneau Vouvray - 91 PTS + Editor's Choice - WE

2016 Clos Le Vigneau Vouvray - 91 PTS + Editor's Choice - WE

wine enthusiast 91 pts"Made in a dry style but with a honeyed edge, this is a balanced and crisp wine. Youthful acidity combines with flavors of almonds, quince and spice to give a wine that will be ready to drink from 2019. - RV"
- Wine Enthusiast Magazine (September 2018), 91 pts & Editor's Choice

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2015 Clos Le Vigneau Vouvray - 92 PTS + Editor's Choice - WE

2015 Clos Le Vigneau Vouvray - 92 PTS + Editor's Choice - WE

wine enthusiast 92 pts"This wine is rich with smooth ripe fruit that give the impression that it is off dry. In fact, it is the intensity of the fruit that is the driving force behind the wine. With acidity strongly in the background, there is a crisp element to this fine lemon and apricot-flavored wine. Drink from 2019."
- Wine Enthusiast Magazine (August 2017), 92 pts & Editor's Choice

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2014 Clos Le Vigneau Vouvray - 92 PTS - WE

2014 Clos Le Vigneau Vouvray - 92 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 92 pts"This is a very fine, medium dry wine. It is superbly balanced between honeyed ripeness and tight, bright acidity. Crisp apples dominate the fruit profile of this young wine. That makes it delicious now but the wine is set to age well into a mature wine with great complexity. If you can wait, it will be more mature from 2019."
- Wine Enthusiast Magazine (April 2016), 92 pts

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2013 Clos Le Vigneau Vouvray - 92 PTS - WE

2013 Clos Le Vigneau Vouvray - 92 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 92 pts

wine enthusiast top100 2015

"A dry Vouvray, crisp and rich, this brings out all the complexity of Chenin Blanc. Nuts, yellow fruits and green apple flavors are well integrated and balanced. A light spice aftertaste gives an exotic finish. Drink now, or age until 2018. — R.V."

Wine Enthusiast (June 2015), 92 pts + Editor's choice

#75 in the TOP100 Wines of 2015

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2012 Clos Le Vigneau Vouvray - 89 PTS - W&S

2012 Clos Le Vigneau Vouvray - 89 PTS - W&S

wine and spirits logo 250"Scents of ginger and lanolin lend spiciness to this wine's superripe apricot and lemon fruitiness. Chill is to serve with Cantonese whole fish steamed with ginger and scallions."
- Wine & Spirits Magazine (April 2014), 89 pts

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2012 Clos Le Vigneau Vouvray - 88 PTS - WA

2012 Clos Le Vigneau Vouvray - 88 PTS - WA

Wine Advocate 88 Pts"This 100% Chenin Blanc from a 14.82-acre vineyard in Vouvray reveals classic flowery, honeyed aromatics with hints of apricot marmalade, honeysuckle and underbrush, and a fruity, slightly off-dry, medium-bodied, fresh, naked style. It is best consumed over the next several years."

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #208, August 2013), 88 pts

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2011 Clos Le Vigneau Vouvray - 91 PTS - WA

2011 Clos Le Vigneau Vouvray - 91 PTS - WA

Wine Advocate 91 Pts"The 2011 Clos Le Vigneau, from a more challenging vintage, is just as good. Aromatics of spring flowers, poached pears, honeyed melon and some buttered citrus jump from the glass of this medium-bodied, very pure, fresh and nicely concentrated wine, which is the epitome of a dry Chenin Blanc meant to go with a cornucopia of cuisines."

Wine Advocate (Issue 201, June 2012), 91 pts

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2011 Clos Le Vigneau Vouvray - 88 PTS - WE

2011 Clos Le Vigneau Vouvray - 88 PTS - WE

Wine Enthusiast 88 Pts"This is a young wine with some bitter almond flavors and a taut, nervy character. The wine is tight with green apple acidity showing through. Give it four years and it will be a rich, fruit-and-spice flavored wine. — R.V."

Wine Enthusiast (June 2013), 88 pts

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Producer Information: Chateau Gaudrelle ( Vigneau )

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