A great Value Vouvray from Vincent Careme, a profound Tavel from Chateau de Manissy, and more... for Spring & Summer enjoyment!

Vincent Careme is one of the finest producers in the Loire Valley - his 2022 Vouvray Sec beautifully captures the great terroir and this excellent vintage - and at a very modest price! The Chateau de Manissy Tavel "Tete de Cuvée" is always one of our favorite rosés of the year, and the just-released 2022 is quite astonishing, with fabulous complextiy and length - for drinking over the next ten years! Some of our favorite Chenin Blancs and rosés round out today's offer....

Vincent Carême grew up among the vines of Vouvray, but spent many years working in other regions and in South Africa before returning to the family's 5 hectares in 1999. The farming was converted to organic in 2002 and Vincent added important new vineyards, bringing the total to the current 17 hectares. Vincent's 2022 Vouvray Sec is from parcels with a high content of flint in the clay soils bringing a beautiful mineral complexity and firm acidity to the lovely ripe fruit of the 2022 vintage. "Vincent's wines are no longer just great examples of Chenin Blanc, but should be considered as great wines against any competition, from Burgundy, Bordeaux or beyond." says our friend Chris Kissack in The Wine Doctor.
Florian André is making beautiful wines at the Biodynamic certified Chateau de Manissy in Tavel. The 2022 Tavel "Tete de Cuvée" is the historic cuvée of Chateau de Manissy, retaining the ancient label and the ancient methods of production, now enhanced by Biodynamic farming. Similar in style to the Tavel 'Vintage" at Domane L'Anglore, the wine is a blend of Grenache, Clairette and Cinsault that undergoes a 24 to 48 hour maceration on the skins and then a cool fermentation with wild yeasts for about 2 weeks.
The wine ages in old barrels for 9 to 12 months. The 2022 is a gorgeous wine - a true Rosé of gastronomy that will drink beautifully for ten years or more. Although delicious now, we recommend opening well in advance - or the day before - to bring out the full complexity of this unusual and outstanding rosé!
Finally, some of our favorite Chenin Blancs and Rosés round out today's offer....
All wines discount 10% on a case or mixed case!


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