Philippe Foreau - Domaine du Clos Naudin 2015 Vouvray Demi-Sec AOC
Item Number: 12510
Sub Region: Touraine
Appellation/AVA: Vouvray AOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Chenin Blanc
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 13
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Winemaker Notes: Philippe Foreau is the third generation of the Foreau family to produce Vouvray from this fabled domaine which his grandfather purchased in 1923. Philippe assumed the direction of the domaine in 1983 upon the retirement of his father, André.
Terroir Notes: The vineyards of the Domaine du Clos Naudin are located in the northeast corner of Vouvray, sited mid-hill with 100% south/southeast/southwest exposures. The principal vineyards are known as Les Perruches and Les Ruettes. The average age of the vines is approximately 45 years. Yields over the past 10 years have averaged 33 hectoliters per hectare. The vineyards are tended pursuant to organic methods – without the use of herbicides and worked with organic fertilizers.
Winemaking Notes: Foreau does not produce a demi-sec every year. All depends on the level of ripeness at time of harvest. When a demi-sec is released by the domaine, it can carry somewhere between 8 and sometimes as much as 20 grams or so of residual sugar but, more often than not, the Foreau Demi-Sec will be at the 8 to 12 grams RS level. Obviously, each year develops from its own unique circumstances. As indicated in the general description above, Foreau never chapitalizes to achieve the demi-sec level and malolactic fermentations are never permitted to occur. All still wines at Foreau are bottled during the spring season following the harvest.
93pts (2016 Vintage) Vinous 7/23/2020
"A bright and sunny off-dry wine, with 20 grams per liter residual sugar. Orange zest, tangerine and mango with underlying notes of mint and sage. Swirling acidity on the palate, and a super long finish. Energetic."