A&E Wines

DOMAINE DU VIKING VOUVRAY SEC TENDRE 2013

$24.99
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  • DOMAINE DU VIKING VOUVRAY SEC TENDRE 2013

A&E Wines

DOMAINE DU VIKING VOUVRAY SEC TENDRE 2013

$24.99
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Grape variety:  Chenin Blanc

Producer: Domaine Du Viking

Alcohol content: 12%

Origin: Loire, France

Notes: It is fair to say that Lionel Gauthier is a bit of a misfit in the area. With a shocking patch of blond hair, massive build, and in-your-face intensity, he seems more Scandinavian than Loire. At least that is what his friends thought when they started calling him the “Viking” several years ago. After a few years, the name “Viking” had stuck, so in 1989, Lionel decided to rename the property. Every single bunch of grapes on the property is hand-harvested, sorted, destemmed, crushed, and fermented in Lionel’s tiny garage cellar, and left to age in tank and barrels made from local chestnut (according to Lionel, oak imparts too many unwanted flavors to his wines.) Lionel’s style is what he called “Sec Tendre” or “Tender Dry”. This is usually a demi-sec (off dry) bottling with very high acidity. Because most of the vines are planted on flint (silex), the minerality and acidity are startling and stunning. There is a type of mouthwatering acidity that makes drinking these wines all too easy. For lovers of great Austrian and German riesling.

Food Pairing: Fruit, Almonds, Seafood