Domaine Georges Brunet and Domaine Nicolas Brunet

The Brunet family has been producing wine in the village of Vouvray for eight generations. They work 14 hectares of vineyard on clay, limestone and flinty soils atop 9 meters of limestone mixed with flint. The wine is vinified and aged in three cellars cut into the limestone hillsides. The vines are all harvested by hand and are never chaptalized. All elevage is done in stainless steel to preserve the freshness of the fruit.

The primary focus of the estate is on sparkling wines of which they produce 80,000 bottles per year. Fermented in the bottle and made from the Chenin Blanc grape, they combine green apple fruit with fine bubbles and a dry, rich, yeasty, toasty finish.

Another 20,000 bottles of still wines are produced which range in style from the very crisp, dry Sec to the very sweet, age worthy Moelleux. The still wines have the classic style of Chenin Blanc from the village of Vouvray. They are bursting with tart, green apple fruit and given complexity by the goutte de terroir of limestone, flint and minerals. Although there is the full range of wine from dry to very sweet, all the wines are balanced by a lively, bright, fresh acidity. These wines take age exceedingly well and develop nuance and complexity with time in bottle. Because of their intensity and crispness, they are wonderful food wines. We are able to stock wines from older vintages.

Wines Produced

Vouvray Brut Methode Traditionelle
Vouvray Reserve Extra Brut Methode Traditionelle
Vouvray Sec
Vouvray Demi-Sec
Vouvray Moelleux
Vouvray Moelleux Cuvee de Paradis

Distributors

Maine National Distributors
New Hampshire: Vinilandia
Vermont: Vermont Wine Merchants
Massachusetts: Arborway Imports
Rhode Island: Wine Brothers
New York: Maximum Wine
New Jersey: Maximum Wine
Michigan: Crush Wine
Illinois: Louis Glunz Wines
Montana: Eagle Beverage

2008 Georges Brunet, Vouvray Sec
Brunet Vouvray Sec displays a concentrated sense of terroir combining layers of limestone and flint minerality. The green apple and lemon fruit of the Chenin Blanc are backed by tremendous acidity.
Only 4g per liter residual sugar, 5.4g per liter acidity, and 13.5% alcohol. This is a big, intense wine with a dynamic, bright finish to match up with food.

Vouvray2011 Nicolas Brunet, Vouvray Demi-Sec
Still a baby, the 2011 Demi-Sec is bursting with tart, green apple fruit and given complexity by the terroir which is a mix of limestone and flint Great acidity makes the wine lively, bright, fresh and long-lasting
A very impressive wine that can be drunk now or cellared 13.5% Alcohol 22g/liter residual sugar but does not taste very sweet
 

 

 

 

 

Georges Brunet Vouvray1995 Georges Brunet, Vouvray Demi-Sec Magnum
100% estate Chenin Blanc 13% alcohol, 20g/liter residual sugar 5% botrytis affected
Vibrant yellow color lovely aromas of limestone and flint and straw green apple fruit held together by layers of fresh, crisp acidity still quite youthful but developing the complexity of age

 

 

 

 

2011 Moelleux2011 Nicolas Brunet, Vouvray Moelleux Cuvee Rafael
Late harvest Vouvray 55g/liter residual sugar 13.5% alcohol 60%noble rot fragrance of limestone, flint and honeyed toast with rich layers of apricot, green apple, honey and minerals bright acidity carries the sugar so the wine does not taste cloyingly sweet
Exceptional
 

 

 

 

 

Cuvee Du Paradis1990 Georges Brunet, Vouvray Moelleux Cuvee Paradis
120g/liter residual sugar, 15% alcohol, 100% noble rot
Lovely golden color layers of toast, honey and apricots
Very long with enough bright acidity to carry the sugar
Beautifully balanced and still fresh and clean
 

 

 

 

Domaine Nicholas Brunet2012 Nicolas Brunet, Vouvray Brut Methode Traditionelle
Methode Champenoise, fermented in bottle
100% Chenin Blanc aged 3 years in bottle
5g/l residual sugar so very dry 12% alcohol
Green apple fruit of the Chenin Blanc
Small, persistent bubbles, lemon zest
Bright, fresh, clean finish, lively in mouth
 

2010 Nicolas Brunet, Vouvray Extra Brut Methode Traditionelle
Methode Champenoise, fermented in bottle
100% Chenin Blanc aged 4 years in bottle
Pale yellow color rich, toasty, honeyed on palate
Small, fine bubbles no sugar dosage
Long, clean and fresh finish