Wine Of The Week

Chateau Gaudrelle – Vouvray – Loire Valley – France

chateau gaudrelle vouvray - loire valley - the wine detectiveMaison Chateau Gaudrelle was established in 1931, and is located in the heart of the Loire Valley. Vouvray, located to the northeast of the town of Tours, produces the Loire Valley`s best-known Chenin Blanc wines, and Alexandre Monmousseau`s Chateau Gaudrelle offers pure, complex wines considered among the finest of the appellation. Chenin Blanc can produce a range of styles from dry to sweet, and also sparkling.

This wine offers a frank expression of the Chenin Blanc varietal and terroir. This Vouvray is made by ‘Sec Tendre’ retaining just enough residual sugar to balance the high natural acidity of the Chenin Blanc. The off-dry,  crisp, natural lemony acidity is perfectly balanced by fresh pear and apple flavours leaving a long ripe finish. Pair this wine with fish with a simple beurre blanc sauce.

Listing Price: $25.99 to $29.99 + tax

Available at EverythingWine stores and selected private stores.