''This is an intense, gorgeous, succulent wine that is different from most Vouvray's of this intensity in that it has a lightness, a slender raciness, as if it's a lovechild of the Mosel and Vouvray. I just love this!'' Jancis Robinson
Hi Folks, It was one of the unexpected French hits of recent years ''Bernard Fouquet Cuvee Silex Vouvray'' and after a very long wait its now ready to win new hearts and minds in the vinous World! Chenin Blanc from its definitive home of Vouvray in the Loire Valley commands the respect of wine lovers around the World for its rare ability to produce age-worthy white wines that accurately reflect the unique limestone-flinty terroir that is a hallmark of Vouvray. And it bears repeating that Vouvray rising star Bernard Fouquet continues a fine line of tradition with the quality produced in recent times sending chills down the spine of the privileged crew who've tried it from the illustrious names below!
''A deep and youthful nose of quince, flinty soil tones, lanolin and white flowers. On the palate the wine is bright, ripe and full-bodied, with lovely focus and balance, an excellent core of fruit. This is first class Vouvray, crafted from fifty to sixty year-old Chenin vines.'' John Gilman
"The nose is subtle at first, then come beautiful aromas of white flowers, tarragon, mint and a hint of smoke. Fresh, lovely pear and lime zest in the mouth, with underlying smoky notes, and a dry, balanced finish. Refreshing, lively and happy Vouvray.'' Vinous Media
''Lime and apricot, syrup-on-stones, silk ribbons wrapped deftly around honeysuckle florals. Oranges and so much fruit that it tastes almost like an off-dry Riesling. This is an intense, gorgeous, succulent wine that is different from most Vouvray's of this intensity in that it has a lightness, a slender raciness, as if it's a lovechild of the Mosel and Vouvray. I just love this!' Jancis Robinson
Just in case you missed it first time, (and there is a strong possibility this holds true, as we struggled to keep up with demand....) than you're in for a masterclass; as the Bernard Fouquet Cuvée de Silex Vouvray is a great example of the quality coming from this Iconic French wine institution!