Clos Naudin is one of the great Vouvray estates. Although the wine is off-dry, the sweetness lends it incredible tension and some extra heft. Clos Naudin’s 2017 Vouvray Demi-Sec has an uncanny quality of richness and texture combined with explosive energy. Very complex notes of quince, peach, stone fruits, walnut, and honey, never straying into heaviness. Unquestionably destined for a long life, if you can wait….
About 20 gms residual sugar for this finely balanced yet richly expressive off-dry Vouvray. This is a big step up in intensity and character from their dry wines. Malo is deliberately stopped for this wine to ensure ample acidity helping this cuvee to age for 30 years or more with careful cellaring. This is a great Vouvray in the making – and also provides great pleasure now.