Another find at Scotch wine bar in Blenheim. So much Vouvray is disappointing, but this domaine, which Sébastien took over from his father in 2006, is making the most of these exceptional terroirs. This is his top dry Chenin, and it’s lovely.
Domaine Sébastien Brunet Vouvray Les Pentes de la Folie 2015 Loire, France
This Chenin Blanc is from 80 year old vines on clay limestone soils, organically farmed. Vivid and intense with a lean citrus core and some stony, mineral notes. Vital and concentrated, and still quite taut and unfurled with hints of herbs and cheese rind. Classic and intense in a dry style. 93/100