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Domaine Perrault-Jadaud, 2020 Update

One of the joys of exploring the Loire Valley, particularly over the last seven or eight years, has been uncovering new domaines in Vouvray. For many years the appellation lagged behind its neighbour Montlouis, a smaller vineyard with less prestigious terroir (there is no première côte in Montlouis) but a lot more dynamism. Eventually there were signs that Vouvray might catch up, young vignerons popping up here and there, often in the appellation’s peripheries, the less exalted deuxièmes côtes. These newcomers, a number of whom came from outside the region, and outside the world of wine, were often mentored by Vincent Carême, who deserves credit for much of what has been achieved in this appellation in recent years.

Domaine Perrault-Jadaud

One of these newcomers was Tanguy Perrault (pictured above), who along with his partner Anne-Cécile Jadaud settled in a wooded dale at Chançay, one of the little valleys that constitute the appellation’s deuxième côtes. Having last tasted the wines of Domaine Perrault-Jadaud more than a few years ago, I enjoyed catching up with him recently, and tasting his current releases.

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