2011 Viking Vouvray Tendre Sec

"Every single bunch of grapes on the property is hand-harvested, sorted, destemmed, crushed, and fermented in Lionel Gauthier's tiny garage cellar, and left to age in tank and barrels made from local chestnut (according to Lionel, oak imparts too many unwanted flavors to his wines.) Lionel’s style is what he called 'Sec Tendre' or 'Tender Dry'. This is usually a demi-sec (off dry) bottling with very high acidity. Because most of the vines are planted on flint (silex), the minerality and acidity are startling and stunning. There is a type of mouthwatering acidity that makes drinking these wines all too easy. For lovers of great Austrian and Germain riesling." -Importer [+]