Chateau Moncontour Vouvray Brut Predilection 2017
Why we love it
In preparation for the Hong Kong Le GourMay France’s theme of Loire Valley, I went to look for a fruity, refreshing sparkling wine from Loire Valley. This coincides with my personal desire to look for the best representative of the five best regions for sparkling wines in France. Loire Valley makes the one of the best sparkling wines outside of Champagne using traditional method. I found this gem from Chateau Moncontour in Vouvray - it is one of the oldest Chateau in Loire valley. Cuvée Prédilection 2017 is 100% Chenin Blanc, a super sour grapes but due to global warming this trait does not show through but creates a tantalisingly delicious character. It is a thirst cruncher, a god-send in warm weather.
- Olivia, PENTICTON
- 100% Chenin Blanc
- AOC Vouvray
- Brut, 12g/l
- Vine age, 10-45 years
- Traditional (Champagne) method. Rested for 18 months to enrich the texture
- Best to serve at 6 degrees
They love it too !
- 92 / 100 Wine Enthusiast 2015 - "The beautiful apple aromas lead to a delicious wine. It has honey, creamed apple and spice flavors, cut through with acidity as well as almonds. The wine is ripe, balancing its crisp texture with richer fruits. Drink this wine now."