Le Clos de la Meslerie / Vouvray / 2013 / 750mL
100% Chenin Blanc
Peter Hahn produces just one wine from his estate which, in its breadth and clarity, expresses the specific ‘terroir’ of the Clos de la Meslerie – effectively a single vineyard wine with a marked identity. As such, Peter declines to categorize his wines as Sec, Demi-Sec or Moelleux, in the belief that the critical definition is provided by the “Clos” which, over time, will declare its character.
In classic fashion for fine Vouvray, the wines from the Clos de la Meslerie are excellent performers at the table, with a brisk acidity providing exquisite balance to the hum of delicately sweet fruit on the palate.
Tasting notes: The 2013 is a classic dry Vouvray with lively acidity and the minerality of the vintage. Creamy, lemon-lime nose and Schweppes bitter lemon on first tasting, evolving to tropical fruit which livens the mouth and shifts to floral notes over time. Aging potential (5 years minimum)
Culinary matches: Perfect alone, as an aperitif or with Brittany oysters. Great with grilled fish, a warm goat cheese salad, roast pork or even a grilled lobster with a garlic and coriander pesto!