Foreau Vouvray Sec
Philippe Foreau is the third generation to farm the venerable Clos Naudin, which his grandfather Armand acquired in 1923. Something of a living legend, Philippe tends to 12 hectares of vineyards in the northeastern sector of Vouvray. His plots of vines, the two main ones being “les Perruches” and “les Ruettes”, are farmed according to organic principles. The grapes are hand harvested meticulously in several “tries”, or passes, harvesting each portion of the vineyard at its optimal ripeness. Ageing of still wines is done in well maintained old wooden 300 liter barrels. The overall house style focuses on crystalline clarity and supreme age-ability.