Bernard Fouquet, a quiet-spoken man, is making some of the most serious Vouvray of the last few vintages. He is now regarded in France and the international press as one of the top three Vouvray producers. No one succeeds better than Bernard in capturing the mineral tones unique to Vouvray’s soil, with the marvelous balance of explosive fruit and titillating sensation of the Chenin Blanc grape. This Vouvray is classified as “Sec” or dry Vouvray and it comes from two flint-stone parcels. This is fresh and lively on the nose with elements of white flowers, honeyed pear, wild herbs, and just the slightest suggestion of smoke. On the palate this is juicy and bright with pear and lime zest notes mingling with hints of smoke and minerality. This is more than just a great introduction to Vouvray; this is a pretty great Vouvray.