2017 Vouvray, Vouvray Sec

This wine has a nose of peach and pear that takes you to the orchards of your youth, a genourously crunchy taste that bristles like fresh snow underfoot and a generous citrus tang that smacks like a reckless kiss. The Vovray Sec is life and nostalgia in a bottle. Open it up, take yourself back. A hugely versatile wine, the Sec will enhance white meats as well as seafood, shellfish and sushi.  Did I mention how versatile it is?

Price
£17.90 per bottle
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Grape
Chenin
Country
France
Region
Loire
Appellation
Vouvray
Product code
VOUCAR17675

Food pairing

Allium

Onion, Garlic, Shallot

Aromatic Green Herb

Mint, Basil, Coriander

Delicate Buttery Cheese

Brie, Camembert, Époisses, Burrata

Dry Herb

Oregano, Thyme, Dill, Parsley

Dry, Salty Umami Cheese

Parmesan, Grana Padano, Pecorino, Asiago, Aged Manchego

Fish

Halibut, Cod, Salmon, Bass, Trout, Seabass

Green Vegetable

Green Bean, Pea, Kale, Lettuce, Avocado, Endive

Harvest Vegetable

Carrot, Squash, Turnip, Pumpkin

Nutty Hard Cheese

Gruyere, Comte, Emmental,

Salty, Crumbly Cheese

Feta, Halloumi, Old Goats Cheese

Shellfish

Lobster, Crab, Shrimp, Langoustines

Sour Cheese & Cream

Fresh Goats Cheese, Sour Cream, Ricotta,
The producer

Vincent Careme

Domaine Vincent Careme is a family estate with old fashioned principles and new world ideas, situated in the A.O.C. of Vouvray, and renowned for its high range quality Chenin Blanc and sparkling wines. Vincent and Tania Careme inherited 5 hectares of vines in prime Vouvray terroir from Vincent's parents and have since created a truly unique 15 hectares space which includes the superb Le Clos terroir.

The vines are south-facing and managed using organic sustainable practices, while the wine is matured in oak casks, the majority of which are up to 10 years old ensuring that Vincent is gaining a reputation as one of Vouvray's finest producers, being praised by the likes of Jancis Robinson and Chris Kissack who recently said: "If there is a Vouvray resurgence coming, Carême will be at its heart."