GOLD MEDAL: Concours Vins Val-de-Loire 2022 92 POINTS: Wine Direct Tasting Team 92 POINTS & 4.5 STARS: Sam Kim, Wine Orbit (previous vintage score)
"Complex aromas of apricot, backed apple, orange peel and oatmeal lead to a wonderfully weighted palate that is bright and persistent. It is vibrant and generously textured with refreshing acidity and elegant savoury nuances, making it delightfully drinkable." – Sam Kim, Wine Orbit (previous vintage review)
Domaine de Margalleau, with four generations of winemakers dedicated exclusively to Chenin Blanc, is the source of Vouvray's most expressive examples of this native grape, whether bone dry, semi-sweet or sparkling. The family's flinty vineyard terroir is evident in the delicately smoky aromas of this pure, dry Chenin Blanc wine. Red apples, candied lemons and limes, sea salt. The acidity is balances the less than 5g of residual sugar - Bright and mineral driven, this is a classic style of "Sec" Vouvray perfect with seafood, Asian dishes, salads, and on its own!