Vouvray "Le Mont" 1ère Trie Moëlleux, Huet
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Vouvray "Le Mont" 1ère Trie Moëlleux, Huet - 2003

Item # 23918 750mL

Late harvest dessert wines from this tiny lieu-dit are exceptionally long-lived; drink a bottle now and stash another for your great-great-grandchildren.

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Wine made from grapes grown organically using natural composting techniques and special preparations of herbal sprays while following the astronomical calendar.


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Staff Pick Notes

This late harvest wine from a warm vintage is a riot of contrasting flavors. Rich, sweet, with aromas of ripe stone fruits, mixed nuts, white pepper all wrapped in a not-too-sweet candy coating. The sweetness is tamed by a lively and youthful burst of refreshing acidity that keeps this wine drinking young beyond its years. Minerality is supplied from this esteemed terrain of the Le Mont vineyard, with its rocky soils contributing to the many flavors and aromas of this gracefully ageing wine. Chenin Blanc, much like Riesling, is capable of producing exquisite wines that span the sweetness spectrum. This wine is heavenly with fiery, savory cuisine. Hunan, Henan, Sichuan, spice, smoke, pickles, ham, and a host of other intensely savory flavors all offer a foil to this rich and sweet wine. Take a bottle to your go to Chinese BYOB.

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Loire

There’s a lot to remember when it comes to the Loire. Novices, take note: Cabernet Franc is a great alternative to Cabernet Sauvignon, Muscadet is unparalleled as a companion to shellfish, and Cour Cheverny is the best white wine appellation you’ve never heard of. As diverse as Loire wines are, one day soon you'll know your Melon de Bourgogne from your Romorantin.

Chenin Blanc

A versatile grape that is grown worldwide, but is most commonly associated with the Loire, California, Australia, South Africa, and New Zealand. It produces just about any type of wine you can think of: ageworthy dessert wines; delicious, honeyed dry whites; sparklers; and even bases for fortified wines and spirits. These days, one of the most exciting stories is in South Africa, where newly adopted winemaking technologies have helped a dedicated group of producers to bring the country's dry...

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