Terre de Silex, Domaine de la Rouletiere, Vouvray 2020

GENERAL INFORMATION

Estate / Producer / Brand: Domaine de la Rouletiere – Cuvée Terre de Silex

Region: Vouvray, Loire, France

Appellation: AOC Vouvray Sec

Type: Blanc Sec (non sparkling)

Vintage: 2020

Date of Tasting: November 2022 – Bottle

Type of viticulture: Organic (Bio 2016)

Grapes used: 100 % chenin blanc

Blend: hillsides (coteaux)

Winemaking details: No malolactic conversion. Argilo-Silex soil. No acidification. Indigeneous yeasts

Aging: 18 months (oak) old wood (6 years average)

Sugar level: Very Low

Sulphites: contains sulphites

APPEARANCE

  • Colour = Lemon
  • Intensity = Pale

NOSE

  • Intensity = Medium+
  • Aromas Characteristics = Primary
  • Aromas =  Peach, Vine Peach, Acacia, Blossom, hints of vanilla

PALATE

  • Sweetness = dry
  • Acidity =  Medium+
  • Tannins = N/A
  • Alcohol = Medium-
  • Body = Medium
  • Flavour Intensity = Medium +
  • Flavour Characteristics = Primary + Secondary
  • Flavour details = Peach, Vine Peach, Acacia, Blossom, hints of vanilla
  • Other = beautiful minerality & acidity
  • Finish = Medium+

GENERAL ASSESSMENT (1)

  • Overall Quality = Very Good
  • Bottle Aging =
    • Can be kept at around 8°C for up to 5-7 years
    • Will not gain complexity from aging
  • Retail Price = 14,50 euros for a 75cl individual bottle (France retail price, incl. taxes)
  • Value for Money = Great value for money
  • Comparison with same price competition = well placed quality for a Vouvray Sec
  • Suitability for Diabetics = Suitable
  • Service Temperature = around 8°C
  • Suggested Food & Wine Pairing =  Fish dish / Sea food /
  • Comments = Enjoyable quality with great balance, good minerality and acidity together with a nuanced finish
  • Final Grade = B+

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(1)GENERAL ASSESSMENT GUIDE

Please note that although all efforts have been made to be as objective as possible, the general assessment inherently involves a degree of subjectivity based on a personal evaluation of the wine.

  • Overall Quality scale
    • Poor < Acceptable < Good < Very Good < Outstanding
  • Bottle Aging
    • Will it beneficiate from additional aging?
  • Retail Price
    • Usually the retail price for one bottle including taxes
  • Value for Money
    • Quality offered compared to the price paid
  • Comparison with same price competition
    • where does it stand compared to average competition of the same price range
  • Suitability for Diabetics
    • Evaluation of the level of final sugar for early stages diabetics
  • Comments
    • Any additional elements worth noting
  • Final Grade Scale
    • A++ = Out of the Charts Wine (Stellar, Hors Classe, Fuori Classe)
    • A+ = Outstanding Wine
    • A = Exceptional Wine
    • A- = Great Wine
    • B+ = Very Good
    • B = Good
    • B- = Noteworthy
    • C+ = Acceptable
    • C = Poor
    • F = The worst grade of this scale
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