Vouvray enjoys a clement continental climate and free-draining calciferous limestone soils, exceptionally suited to Chenin Blanc, it's standalone grape variety. Vouvray's appellation contrôlée status was granted in 1936, has 2000 hectares under vine. Didier Aubert and his family are a fairly recent addition to the Yapp ranks and are absolutely rigorous in their quality control. Their Brut bottling, with a little more dosage than most, has engendered a large and loyal following. Their Vouvray Sec is a classic of the appellation, bursting with bright orchard fruit flavours underscored by racy mineral undertones. Its Demi-Sec stable-mate is just off-dry with a lovely fresh acidity to offset the local rillons and rillettes. The Vouvray Moelleux, from hand-picked, late-harvested, botrytised grapes is a gently-honeyed nectar that comes into its own with fruit-based desserts - a Tarte Tatin springs to mind.