VINCENT CARÊME VOUVRAY le CLOS 2015

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Vincent and Tania Careme inherited 5 hectares of vines in prime Vouvray terroir (just east of the city of Tours) from Vincent's parents. They have since bought more vineyards and rented some as well to give a total of around 15 hectares which includes the superb Le Clos terroir. 

All their wines are made from Chenin Blanc (the white Orbois grape is also permitted in this appellation) and they produce both sparkling and still wines. The wine is matured in oak casks, the majority of which are old (up to 10 years old) and a small proportion (around 10%) of which are new. The grapes are picked by hand and pressed gently and then the natural yeasts are allowed to do their work.

The vines grow overlooking the cliffs that line the Loire River in this part of the valley. Limestone rocks litter the surface and solid limestone is never far below the surface. Vincent is gaining a very strong reputation as one of Vouvray's finest producers being praised by the likes of Jancis Robinson.


Jancis Robinson (2015 Vintage)
"Thrilling. Gentle insistence, long legged lines of acidity. Super fine on the finish, tingling with lemon. So young and yet already stunning."
95/100 & Cellar Selection, Wine Enthusiast, December 2017 (2015 Vintage)
"From an organic parcel of vines, this floral and honey-flavoured wine is superbly rich. The 12 months in wood adds spice and a touch of toast as well as giving the wine a delicious oxidative edge. It is an opulent wine, hinting at honey, with ripe melon and quince flavours. Drink this impressive wine from 2021."
94/100 Jamie Goode, wineanorak.com, May 2017 (2015 Vintage)
"Part of this was fermented in an amphora made of ceramic material, fired at a higher temperature, while the rest was fermented in 400 litre barrels. Detailed with explosive mineral character: great acidity, some spiciness, a lemony core and some grapefruit and nectarine exotic notes. Lovely freshness and purity. Such a lovely lemony core to this wine with well integrated acidity, as well as a hint of sweetness."
91/100 Wine Spectator (2015 Vintage)
"Offers a ripe, rounded, flattering feel, with creamed fig, melon and pear fruit flavours that glide together, backed by light singed almond and cardamom accents. Stays defined through the finish despite the overt personality. Drink now through 2020."


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