Vouvrays back to the 1930s


It has become something of an August tradition that wine producer and collector Graham Nutter hosts a significant tasting of wines that have nothing at all to with what he produces at Château St Jacques d'Albas in the Minervois. Past topics have included Clos Ste Hune with bottle age and Cos d'Estournel back to 1986.

This year, what punctuated my August glued to my laptop while updating The Oxford Companion was a tasting that included wines far older than any our small group of Languedoc locals had tackled together before, Vouvrays back to 1934. Those with first-hand knowledge how...