2018 Bernard Fouquet Aubuisieres Vouvray Silex

2018 Bernard Fouquet Aubuisieres Vouvray Silex

91 Points John Caro
2018 Bernard Fouquet Aubuisieres Vouvray Silex
91 Points John Caro

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This delicious staff favourite is what Vouvray is all about. A wine of contradictions, it is plump textured but also fresh, dry and steely-mineral. From 100% Chenin Blanc it is a classic European match with fish, white meat and pork belly. Our own import so grab it while we have it.

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$29.99 in mixed 6+ or $33.99 per bottle



Chenin Blanc

Its Origins

After gaining experience in Alsace and Burgundy, Bernard Fouquet established his own winery in 1982 in the Loire, focussed on the Chenin Blanc grape. He soon created a trial and error knowledge of his terroir and by the mid-late 1990s, when Vouvray had a series of stellar vintages, Fouquet wines were among the foremost in the world market for the price. With an emphasis on purity and use of stainless steel, Fouquet aims to capture his respective terroir characteristic in each style: mainly calcareous clay in his dry and dessert wines, mainly flint/silica in his demi-sec and sparkling wines. Today Fouquet’s labels remain inexpensive but are considered to be among Vouvray’s best at any price.

What The Critics Say

Gilbert & Gaillard (2016 vintage)

"Pale yellow with green tints. Pleasant nose suggestive of ripe pear, apple, peach and white flowers. The attack is soft and the palate reveals dashing aromas with a silky mouthfeel and lingering freshness. Elegant and refined."

Jancis Robinson MW (2015 vintage)

"Deep apple aroma. Off dry and balanced by very fine acidity. Classic Loire sweet/sour balance. Mouth-watering finish. Intense and long. (JH)"

Wine Advocate, Robert Parker (2012 vintage)

"Made from Chenin Blanc, this wine reveals some residual sugar, but its natural acidity balances out the sugar, resulting in a fruity tasting, but dry white. An elegant, wonderfully extracted wine, it offers up notes of Mandarin oranges, honeysuckle, citrus oil and a hint of chalky wet rocks in the background. The vineyard is planted in flint and limestone soils, and the wine is fermented with indigenous yeasts. It possesses 8.77 grams per liter of residual sugar and 12.8% alcohol. Enjoy this delicious aperitif wine over the next several years."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Chenin Blanc

  • Colour


  • Region


  • Closure


  • Volume


  • Maturity

    2019 - 2024

This Wine Goes Well With

with FISH
with PORK



Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.


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