Château Moncontour Cuvée Prédilection Vouvray Brut 2012 Wine Review
Château Moncontour Cuvée Prédilection Vouvray Brut 2012
Loire A.C., France
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Bottle size: 750 ml
Natalie's Score: 89/100
What a delightful sparkling wine from an underrated region of France; the Loire Valley. Lemon richness, toasty oak, great refreshment. Works as an aperitif or companion to shellfish. Oysters, yum!
Vouvray Brut food pairings: shellfish, linguine carbonara, cheddar dill puffs, fresh fruit.
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This Château Moncontour Cuvée Prédilection Vouvray Brut 2012 was reviewed on February 20, 2016 by Natalie MacLean
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|Greg Hughes rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:|
Vouvray is a remarkable AOC endowed with historical significance and delicious winemaking traditions. This area grows Chenin Blanc in near complete exclusivity in a myriade of styles - sparkling, still, lusciously sweet, and dry. This particular sparkling comes from a wine house that was favoured by Honore de Balzac, the French raconteur of love and politics.
This cuvee is drier than the tête de cuvee and in my experience is usually longer lived, if you plan to cellar it. Yes - you can cellar Vouvray. It is traditionally made, according to AOC regulation. The Chenin grape has such concentration and acids they are a blast to watch evolve.
Expect serious minerality on the aromas - from the local touffeau soil. Heady aromas of buckwheat honey, cumin, apricot, pineapple, and lemon rind.
There is lots of citrus replays on the palate. Honey, bruised apple, and waxiness are all common Chenin flavours present in this bargain of a sparkling.
"Love may be or it may not, but where it is, it ought to reveal itself in its immensity." Balzac must have been thinking of Vouvray when he said those words.
|Brian Gray Hamilton rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:|
More biscuit! Evolved. Apple, bready, fresh, leesy. Honeyed, marmalade. Traditional method. Fine mousse and mouthfeel. Brut.$19.95. 100% Chenin Blanc. Must have one year of botlte age and at least 10 months on lees to use this appelation. Pair with soft cheeses. Great value.
|If you haven't tried Vouvray before, here's your chance. You can't beat this quality for this price when it comes to bubbly. This French sparkling wine uses the Méthode Traditionnelle of Champagne, though its made from different grapes and in a different region, the Loire Valley. - Community Wine Reviews|
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