Denis Meunier

Loire | Vouvray | Vernou-sur-Brenne

Although Denis Meunier is only 26, his small domaine is one of the most old-school you are likely to see in Vouvray. Denis took over 13 hectares of old-vine chenin blanc (up to 65 years old) from his father and uncle in 2012. Even after a string of heartbreaking vintages early in his tenure, his vision and dedication are unwavering. He is moving the domaine toward organic farming, with a resolute “respect for terroir” — the distinctive gravelled tuffeau and clay-silex soils of Vernou-sur-Brenne and Chançay.

Anticipate a long trajectory of terroir-focused winemaking for this driven young producer.

Denis Meunier 2018 Vouvray Sec "Les Sablons"

Average vine age for this wine is 55 years and yields are commonly reduced to 45hl/ha. Like all the wines, it is pressed slowly and gently, is cold stabilized, and undergoes a long, cool alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel. Following the fermentation, the wine is racked and aged on the fine lees in tank. This Vouvray is at once focused and tender. It is replete with ripe, yellow fruit aromas.

  • 2018
  • Chenin Blanc
  • France
  • Loire
  • Vouvray
  • Organic
  • South, southwest
  • Flinty clay, limestone
  • Stainless steel
  • Stainles steel
  • 9.2
  • 750 ml

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