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Vouvray, 2019. Le Droissy

Vouvray, 2019. Le Droissy

Item #: S0121W1IF
Vintage: 2019
Varietal: Chenin Blanc
Vineyard/Appellation: Loire Valley, France
Color: Limpid Gold
Nose: Pineapple, Lychee
Palate: Explosive
Finish: Long, Lingering Citrus
Rating: 98
Cellaring/Serving Suggestions: Now thru 2023/Fish, Fowl, Vegetarian/Fruit/12% Alcohol By Volume

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Le Droissy comes to us from Marcel Martin, a relatively new winery by French standards. It was founded in 1970 by its namesake and continues today under new ownership, but with the same values of the man who created it.

Marcel's vision was to buy quality grapes from the best growers so that he could make the best wines. In many ways, this is less expensive than growing your own grapes because in a questionable vintage, you're stuck with your lot. When you're buying, you have more choices.

Lacheteau, the new owners, adhere to this philosophy and, as a result, are not only making some of the best wines from the Loire, but also offer some of the best values. The Loire is one of the most diversified appellations in France. It makes the whole gamut of styles; white, red, rose, sparkling and dessert. All of them are delicious.We don't like to call out the "best" of anything, especially wine, but it's hard not to say that the Chenin Blanc grape grown in Vouvray is the best in the world. The good part about going out on that limb is that few would disagree.

This multi-dimensional wine could be served with savory dishes, with dessert or as dessert. Its flavor profile is as unique as you can get. There is the unmistakable pineapple in the nose and on the palate, followed by peach, nectarine and guava. It all culminates in a grand and glorious finish with hints of lemon zest and lychee.