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Philippe Foreau's wines age remarkably. Each wine exhibits an extraordinary panoply of flavors and aromas of fruit, floral and earth elements.
"Foreau’s 2008 Vouvray Sec is adamantly dry at 2 grams residual sugar, an impression accentuated by bright acidity and a firm sense of mineral underpinnings. The musky, animal, faintly truffly aspect of the vintage is on display here (but Foreau says 2008 is even stronger in acidity for him than was 1996, and in other respects favors comparison with 2001) as well as an almost radish-like sharpness and fresh lime intensity of a positively vibratory finish. Amazingly – even to Foreau in retrospect – this harbors the same 13.6% alcohol as his 2009 sec, but what a difference in personality! It needs a couple of years in the cellar and should be fascinating to follow for at least a dozen. "
The Wine Advocate
HISTORY OF DOMAINE: 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, Andre. Today the domaine consists of 11 1/2 hectares planted to Chenin Blanc.
COMPOSITION OF DOMAINE: The vineyards are...Read More About Philippe Foreau
It's unfortunate that this region is so under appreciated and overlooked - the wines from the Loire Valley are outstanding. They are delicious examples of varietal and soil expression and the wide range of wines is so refreshing. Dry, sweet, sparkling, red, white… all represented here in the Loire. The main white grapes are Chenin Blanc, Muscadet and Sauvignon Blanc. For reds...Read More About Loire
Model of Versatility
The best representation of the Chenin Blanc grape can be found in the
Valley of France - more specifically, the regions of Vouvray, Savennieres,
Anjou and Samur. The versatility of the grape allows it to produce wines both
dry and sweet, still and sparkling - and you can find all examples in the...Read More About Chenin Blanc
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