Benoit Gautier Vouvray de Gautier Vouvray 2018
Off-dry. The “Vouvray De Gautier” is winemaker Benoit Gautier’s signature wine of the vintage. It is made from a selection of ripe Chenin Blanc grapes from many of his Domaine’s vineyard parcels with flint-clay (argilo-siliceux) soil. It’s a little bit wooly, but the apricot, pear, and apple are bright enough to keep the wine fresh, with more serious raw honey and candle wax notes showing the wines breadth. The residual sugar probably clocks in somewhere around 6-8g but the acidity keeps the wine in balance.