Happy #Winewednesday, that one day a week where we celebrate a special wine! We are so please to be Introducing Marc Bredif Vouvary 2018 to our online store.
Marc Brédif is owned and operated by the Baron de Ladoucette. The key to any de Ladoucette wine is quality in the vineyard, the winery and the bottle. The Baron de Ladoucette is dedicated to maintaining exceptionally high standards throughout his portfolio. The wines are made in the state-of-the art winery within the landmark Château du Nozet and are considered to be some of the finest examples of their type.
Grown on the lower slopes along the Loire Valley in Vouvray and Vernou-sur-Brenne, the grapes for the Marc Brédif Vouvray enjoy northern/southern exposure. The vineyards have soils of mainly chalk clay, with some parcels having flint clay soils. The vineyards are 25-30 years old on average. The "Classic" on this label differentiates Marc Brédif's traditional Vouvray from the rest of the winery's offerings.
The grapes are hand picked with care to avoid any bruising. They then undergo pneumatic pressing. Only the juice that runs naturally from the grapes is used, which is left to clarify for 18 to 24 hours. Two months of temperature-controlled fermentation at 64°F. The wine is left to mature in vats for nine months on the lees.
The Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2018 is a beautiful crystalline pale yellow. A fine nose reminiscent of well-ripe yellow fruits (peach and pear), to which are added notes of exotic fruits such as pineapple and shades of citrus. The attack is full and rich, with a lot of volume, evolving on a lemony freshness and long and lively exotic fruit finish.
July 2020, John Gilman
“The 2018 Vouvray “Classic” from Domaine Marc Brédif seems to fall between a Sec and a Demi-Sec bottling in this vintage, though there is no mention of this on either the front or back labels. The wine is quite good, offering up a bright bouquet of lemon, quince, chalky soil elements, a bit of beeswax and a topnote of citrus blossoms. On the palate the wine is deep, fullbodied, focused and nicely light on its feet for a 2018, with a fine core of fruit, zesty acids and excellent balance and grip on the long and complex finish. I am not sure if this bottle will close down for a bit of hibernation down the road, but it is drinking splendidly well out of the blocks! 2020-2045.”