Maison Darragon | Loire, France

Maison Darragon, Vouvray Demi Sec, Hautes De Ruettes, 1990

Maison Darragon, Vouvray Demi Sec, Hautes De Ruettes, 1990

  • White Still
  • 75cl
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An absolutely stunning Vouvray Demi-Sec from one of the greatest vintages of the last century. I remember meeting Pierre Darragon when this wine was first bottled. I was on holiday in the Loire Valley and I went for a tasting to meet him finally. Both the 1989 and the 1990 were superb vintages but if there was an edge, this had it. And now some 30 years on from birth it has developed into a quite majestic wine that tastes as if it were made yesterday. The aromas are quite superb with apple fruit dominant. The palate is both full and rich yet the fresh acidity lifts the flavours and makes the whole thing seem so young. The finish is again quite amazing and so long. A superb wine. How to drink it? Well perhaps on your knees!! A great experience. a rich liver pate would be sensational with this, black and white pudding too which was offered when I first tried it or maybe simply fried wild mushrooms. Whatever you put with it, it's sure to bring a smile you your face.

  • ❖ ABV: 13%

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Maison Darragon

Maison Darragon is based in the hamlet of Sanzelle, between the village of Vouvray and the outskirts of the commune of Vernous-sur-Brenne. The 40-hectare estate is run by Pierre Darragon, his daughter Christelle and her husband David Charbonnier. The vineyards lie on the region’s famous chalky, clay-limestone soils. As is true of most other wine producers in Vouvray, Maison Darragon produces only white wines solely from the Chenin Blanc grape. The wines are made in a newly built winery before maturing in ancient cave cellars. Pierre’s wines stand out from those of other Vouvray producers for their clean, fresh and fruity qualities across styles.

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