Michel Autran, 2019 Update

Of all the newcomers to Vouvray who have appeared alongside Vincent Carême in recent years, perhaps one of the most interesting and certainly one of the most determined is Michel Autran (pictured below). His wines have a classically reserved and upright style, taut and acid bright, strict and correct, without unnecessary frills and fripperies. If you know the appellation well, think old-school Philippe Foreau more than modern-day Domaine Huet.

Michel Autran

On this most recent encounter I was fortunate enough to be able to taste both of Michel’s principle cuvées, in the 2017 and the 2016 vintages, an unusually comprehensive display for Michel who often shows just a couple of wines. In addition, he followed up with both his sparkling wines, one Vouvray, one Vin de France.

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