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Domaine du Clos Naudin

Vouvray Moelleux 2011

$267.00

Vouvray Moelleux 2011

Domaine du Clos Naudin

Vouvray Moelleux 2011

$267.00

The greatest sweet wines in our portfolio are born in Philippe Foreau’s subterranean labyrinth of a cellar, from impeccably tended Chenin Blanc in the tuffeau-rich Clos Naudin. Perhaps no grape variety on earth carries residual sugar as deftly as Chenin Blanc, and the most riveting and long-lasting Chenins are inarguably those with some degree of sweetness. Philippe and his son Vincent never coax anything from their harvest that nature has not given them; they don’t chaptalize, and they only produce fully sweet wines in the vintages that allow for them. Their Vouvray Moelleux always sports a lightning bolt of acidity, which counterbalances the intense sweetness to a startling degree and makes the wines all but bulletproof in the cellar. A deep, ringing earthiness combines with a limestone hammer-blow to further distract from the sugar, and the length on these wines is mind-boggling. We relish the ability to stock significantly older vintages of Foreau’s iconic sweet wines, as these represent among the most amazing and age-worthy wines on the planet.

-Rosenthal