Vouvray Sec La Dilettante, Domaine Catherine & Pierre Breton 2019

Vouvray Sec La Dilettante, Domaine Catherine & Pierre Breton 2019

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Chenin Blanc. Loire, France 

Straw yellow in the glass, with aromas of pear and melon developing into citrus and pineapple notes. The wine has a soft texture, a stroke of mineral, and notes of wildflowers. It is a wine of true pleasure.

The Bretons farm vineyards on varied soil types, including gravel, limestone, clay, schist, and yellow tuffeau. Their wines are made primarily from Cabernet Franc (known in the Loire, curiously, as “Breton”) with small quantities of Chenin Blanc for their Vouvray. Though Pierre is the principal cellar master, Catherine makes a series of cuvées under the label “La Dilettante”.