Vouvray

Champalou Vouvray Kermit Lynch 2011

Champalou Sec 2011, one of the 14 Greats Whites Wines for Thanksgiving. Champalou Vouvray 2011 is pretty much the perfect Thanksgiving wine: it's silky and polished with a texture that will go seamlessly with your creamy mashed potatoes and gravy. This Chenin Blanc, picked from vines that average 35 yaers old, is stainless-steel fermented and aged on the fine lees for 11 months (but sees no oak). It has a balanced fruity tartness (like a bite of a fresh fall apple) that's served up in elegant style. The Champalou family farms twenty-one hectares of vineyards on clay, limestone, and siliceous soils. They embrace sustainable farming while also integrating the use of the lunar calendar more traditionally associated with organic viticulture. The soils in their vineyards are rich, deep, and aerated though regular plowing. Cover crops are planted in between vineyard rows to help with excess water absorption and to encourage microbiotic activity in the soil. The Champalou house style produces wines of great elegance and tenderness, highly aromatic with impeccable balance. No one comes close to copying their distinct style.
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