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Champalou Vouvray Brut NV

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A worthy Champagne alternative, buttery on the palate with a tense minerality.

Domaine Champalou presides over 20 hectares in Vouvray, which is the Touraine region of the Loire, and is run by the dynamic Catherine Champalou. The domaine’s vineyards are planted on mostly clay, limestone, and siliceous soils. They embrace sustainable farming while also integrating the use of the lunar calendar more traditionally associated with organic viticulture. The family has been at the estate for nearly 20 years and during that time their wines have gained an excellent reputation for their aromatic, elegant, and balanced expressions of Chenin Blanc.

Professional Reviews

Wine Spectator

WS 84
"High-toned, with quince, honeysuckle and white peach aromas and flavors, giving way to a note of pineapple on the slightly cloying finish. Drink now." -James Molesworth

What importer Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant has to say about this wine...

Blend: Chenin Blanc
Winemaker: Catherine & Didier Champalou
Vineyard: 20 years average, 3.5 ha
Soil: Clay, Limestone
Farming: Sustainable
Alcohol: 13.5%
Harvest occurs early in the morning and the fruit is then immediately pressed. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel cuves. A low temperature is kept while the wine is raised on fine lees in the cuve for eleven months and then is bottled in September.


  • Grape Variety

    Chenin Blanc

  • Vintage


  • Size


  • Farming Practice


  • Style

    Crisp , Fruity , Minerally

  • Sweetness


  • Body

    Medium Bodied

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Daryl W Wong

Very nice, clean, and refreshing. Well balanced