LOIRE VALLEY, FRANCE
We feel extremely fortunate to be able to represent the wines of this domaine as the US market will simply buy everything produced and there it will be sold out in the space of a month or 2. Christophe has kindly made more than he normally would of the dry sec wines for us and also more than ever of the sparkling Brut to try to meet our markets demand. The recent additions of the single vineyard wines of the dry Clos Cartaud and off-dry Clos Berger are made in small 200-250 case lots in brand new very small stainless steel tanks especially for the Australian market in recognition of our particular passion for the drier spectrum of Vouvray. As we represented the wines of Clos Baudoin when it was owned by Philippe Poniatowski, Christophe has aimed to make the very best wines that he can in his own very pure and age-worthy style from vineyards located very close by and will only produce these wines in exceptional years when he feels the balance of each wine is perfect. So we apologise in advance for any shortages while we wait for another exceptional vintage to be released of these 2 very special single vineyard wines.
These are wines that should always be bought in multiple case lots as all the wines will provide great pleasure for many years and at every stage of their development. Value for money here is extraordinary. These are simply among the most popular wines that we represent and these are bound to put a smile on the face of beginners right through to the most fussy afficionados. Vouvray is well known for the incredible ageing capacity of its great sweet and demi-sec wines, and even the dry sec can age effortlessly for decades. Christophe was the very first producer of ours to start bottling under stelvin-luxe which ensures that these great wines now can age even longer without having to worry about cork taint or having to replace corks after 20 years.