Bernard Fouquet Vouvray NV

Bernard Fouquet Vouvray NV

  • Methode Traditionnelle
  • France, 750ml

This delicious sparkling wine is what Vouvray is all about. A wine of contradictions, it is plump textured but also fresh, dry and steely-mineral.

  • Winery: Bernard Fouquet
  • Varietal: Methode Traditionnelle, Chenin Blanc
  • Region: Loire, France
  • Vintage: NV
  • Alcohol: 12.5%
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Closure: Cork

Food match: Lobster, shrimp, shellfish, smoked salmon, caviar, oysters, fried chicken, Brie-style cheeses, fruit-based desserts (tarts and crepes) 


After gaining experience in Alsace and Burgundy, Bernard Fouquet established his own winery in 1982 in the Loire, focussed on the Chenin Blanc grape. He soon created a trial and error knowledge of his terroir and by the mid-late 1990s, when Vouvray had a series of stellar vintages, Fouquet wines were among the foremost in the world market for the price. With an emphasis on purity and use of stainless steel, Fouquet aims to capture his respective terroir characteristic in each style: mainly calcareous clay in his dry and dessert wines, mainly flint/silica in his demi-sec and sparkling wines. Today Fouquet’s labels remain inexpensive but are considered to be among Vouvray’s best at any price.


"Pale yellow with green tints. Pleasant nose suggestive of ripe pear, apple, peach and white flowers. The attack is soft and the palate reveals dashing aromas with a silky mouthfeel and lingering freshness. Elegant and refined." Gilbert & Gaillard (2016 vintage)

"Deep apple aroma. Off dry and balanced by very fine acidity. Classic Loire sweet/sour balance. Mouth- watering finish. Intense and long. (JH)" Jancis Robinson MW (2015 vintage)

"Made from Chenin Blanc, this wine reveals some residual sugar, but its natural acidity balances out the sugar, resulting in a fruity tasting, but dry white. An elegant, wonderfully extracted wine, it offers up notes of Mandarin oranges, honeysuckle, citrus oil and a hint of chalky wet rocks in the background." Wine Advocate, Robert Parker (2012 vintage)



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