V.A. Vacqueyras Valdadige D.o.c. Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG Valencia Valpolicella DOC Valpolicella Dop Valréas, Côtes-du-Rhône Villages Varietal Varietal Wine Vegetables Veivety Vendange Veneto DOC Veneto Igp Veneto Igt Venezia DOC Venezia Igp Ventoux Ventoux Blanc Ventoux Rouge Veraison Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Vermouth Vernaccia di San Gimignano Vesper Vic Secret Victoria Vidal Blanc Vieux Carré Vigneron Vigneto delle Dolomiti IGT Vignoble Vignoles Vigor Vin Vin de Pay de l'Ile de Beauté Vin de Pays Collines de la Moure Vin de Pays d'Attique Vin de Pays de Cassan Vin de Pays de Collines Rhodaniennes Vin de Pays de Hauterive Vin de Pays de la Drôme Vin de Pays de L'Ardèche Vin de Pays de L'Aude Vin de Pays de L'Hérault Vin de Pays de L'Hérault Blanc Vin de Pays de L'Hérault Rouge Vin de Pays de L'Ile de Beaute Vin de Pays de L'Yonne Vin de Pays de Principaute d'Orange Vin de Pays de Vaucluse Vin de Pays des Bouches-du-Rhône Vin de Pays des Cevennes Vin de Pays des Coteaux de l'Ardèche Vin de Pays des Coteaux de Narbonne Vin de Pays des Coteaux du Verdon Vin de Pays des Côtes Catalanes Vin de Pays des Côtes de Gascogne Vin de Pays des Côtes du Tarn Vin de Pays d'Oc Vin de Pays d'Opountia Locris Vin de Pays du Gard Vin de Pays du Jardin de la France Vin de Pays du val de Montferrand Vin de Pays du Var Vin de Pays Val d'Agly Vin du Pays des Letrinon Vin Santo del Chianti Vin Santo del Chianti Classico Vin Santo di Toscana Vina Vinegar Vinho Regional Lisboa Vinho Verde Vinho Verde DOC Vinifera Vinification Vino de Castilla Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG Vinous Vinsobres Vintage Vintage Wines Vintner Viognier Virginia Vistalba Viticulture Vodka Collins Vodka Martini Volatile Volatile Acidity Volnay Vosne-Romanée Vouvray
Vouvray is a large AOC in the Touraine district of the Loire Valley located just east of the city of Tours. The appellation is dedicated almost exclusively to Chenin Blanc in a variety of guises. Cooler years see the production of dry table wines, and sparkling wines made in the methode champenoise, while warmer vintages favor the production of sweeter wines.

The region is situated on top of a plateau that is bisected by a number of small streams, which makes for a climate that encourages Botrytis and allows for the production of dessert styles. With more than 5,000 acres under vine, Vouvray is by far the largest producer of Chenin Blanc based wines in France, and produces over a million cases of wine per year.

While some producers are experimenting with oak, this is a rarity, and the vast majority of Vouvray is bottled early as a pure varietal expression. Since vintage plays a huge role in determining the style of the wine, Vouvray will often carry one of several indicators of sweetness. Those labeled "Sec" are dry, "Demi-sec" will be between 0.4 and 1.2% residual sugar, "Moelleux" will be between 1.2 and 4.5% residual sugar and will also often have a Botrytis influence, and "Doux" will be a dessert style of over 4.5% residual sugar.

Vouvray has a deserved reputation for its ability to age due in large part to the high acidity levels of the Chenin Blanc grown here, with the sweeter styles capable of developing in the bottle for decades. Conversely, sparkling Vouvray does not age well and is meant to be drunk in youth. (Wine/Appellations)