Marc Brédif Vouvray 2019, Loire, France
The first thing to capture the senses when it comes to Marc Bredif Vouvray is the glorious colouring of pale gold. These first impressions are matched by enhanced by the floral bouquet that rewards the nose upon uncorking the wine, tempered by a crisp aroma of summer pears and grapefruit. This citrus quality is also present on the palate, especially the finish. An initial high acidity softens and gives way to refreshing, lingering light sweetness akin to honey that is sure to have anybody reaching for a top-up.
Loire Chenin Blanc
WHAT IT GOES WITH
With a hint of sweetness and high levels of acidity, this wine is the perfect match for fresh fish - though it can also pair well with creamy and crumbly cheeses.
ABOUT THE VINEYARD
The Marc Bredif vineyard and estate entered the consciousness as a winemaker in 1893 when it was known as Château Les Roches. The eponymous Marc Bredif took ownership and renamed the vineyard in 1919, and rapidly earned a reputation as a winemaker par excellence. The territory was expanded, though when familial financial circumstances altered in the 1980s, Baron Patrick de Ladoucette purchased the land. This was no vanity buy, though. Under the Baron's stewardship, Marc Bredif has continued to grow in size and repute alike. Today, it remains a jewel in the crown of the Loire.