Vincent Carême, born in 1974 in the Loire Valley, is an excellent producer recognized for his expertise in crafting exceptional Vouvray wines. In 1999, he founded Domaine Vincent Carême, situated in the heart of Vouvray, with a vineyard spanning about 16 hectares. Specializing in Chenin Blanc, the grape of Vouvray, Carême employs organic and biodynamic practices, emphasizing sustainable viticulture. His commitment to quality is evident in the production of both dry and sweet Vouvray wines, showcasing the versatility of the Chenin Blanc grape. With an emphasis on terroir-driven expressions, Carême has gained international acclaim, with 2019 being one of his best performances, solidifying his position as a figure among the best of the appellation.
Le Clos is a classic Vouvray from 50-year-old vines planted on limestone and is Chenin Blanc at its finest, rubbing shoulders with the top wines of Huet and Foureau. If tasted blind this could even be the winner of the trio. The wine has terrific aromatics, purity, and incredible depth, especially for white wine at this price point. Le Clos finishes with tons of dry extract and a long palate-staining finish. A must-buy for the white wine lover we have special reduced pricing here today on a limited amount in stock.
Vinous (Rebecca Gibbs MW) 95 pts! "While expansive and round, the 2019 Le Clos, sourced from 50-year-old vines planted on a limestone slope, also offers excellent freshness. A definite thread of chalkiness provides line and tension. There's also a subtle oak influence here, adding a soupcon of savoriness on the nose and rounding its shoulders in terms of its shape. The length finish is lithe and pure!".