They say the older the vine, the finer the wine. These Chenin Blanc vines are old.
Vouvray is an acidic, sometimes sweet white wine made in the Loire Valley of western France from the Chenin Blanc grape variety. Some Vouvrays are sparkling wines. Unlike most white wines, some of the sweet Vouvrays may age gracefully for decades. Flavors include fruits, honey, and minerals. Suggested food pairings include Ham, Catfish, and Seafood with Cream Sauce.
Vouvray starts at about $9 a bottle and can go sky high. I have seen some century-old vintages for sale at $700 or more. Are they worth it? I'll never know for sure but can guess. The Domaine des Aubuisieres Vouvray Cuvée de Silex at about $17 is a good choice. It smells and tastes of pineapple, lanolin, mineral, wet wool and green apple. If you want to spend in the low twenties go for the François Chidaine Vouvray Le Bouchet whose aromas include pear, fig, honey, clove, ginger, and granite. Its tastes include pears, guava paste, and a little bit of acidity. This is a versatile, food-friendly wine. By the way, François Chidaine took over from Prince Poniatowski, a descendent of the last royal family and a great winemaker. Look for the Prince's wines but be ready to pay a pretty penny.