Pronunciation: [voo-VRAY; voo-vreh]
Any of various white wines made in and around the French village of Vouvray in the Loire Valley, usually from chenin blanc grapes. These wines can vary greatly, with a broad range including dry, semisweet, sweet, slightly sparkling or fully sparkling. Vouvrays can range from average to excellent, depending on the vintner.
From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.