Pierres Rousses Vouvray 2015
- Rated 4 stars
- Loire Valley
- Reviewed by: Treve Ring
- Published on: August 15, 2018
- Last modified: August 15, 2018
This wine is made by the son of founders/owners Catherine and Pierre Brenton, organic champions who farm 11 hectares of vines just east of Bourgueil in the village of Restigné. Their eldest 20-something son Paul has joined the generations and made this singular Chenin from the tiny lieu-dit of Pierre Rousses in Vouvray, named for the red rocks covering the surface of the limestone undercover. Give this ample airtime to allow the exceptional layers of crushed stone, earthy pear, wild clover, key lime, honeysuckle, white pepper, ample crushed sea salts, to emerge and pulse along the confidently lackadaisical palate. After native fermentation in 1-to-2-year-old barrique, this ages in barrique for 7 months, sans MLF.