Château Moncontour Tête De Cuvée Brut Vouvray, Méthode Traditionnelle, Ac, Loire

Sparkling White Sparkling White
Loire, France

$17.95 (207936)

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October 29, 2016

Critic Reviews (3)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Classic Chenin notes of lemon pith, wet chalk and green apple-herbs make this regionally distinct. The palate is dry...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

A bright, vibrant wine and one quite typical of chenin of Vouvray with notes of grass and parmesan. A little...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

Not much aromatic intensity here but there is typical pear/quince fruit with mild breadiness from ageing on the lees....

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Community Reviews (5)

Tyler Philp
Tyler Philp

Tête de cuvee literally means ‘head blend’, which in this case can be a touch misleading since the wine is purely Chenin Blanc. The ‘blend’ refers to multiple vintages which creates a consistent tasting product from one year to the next (that’s the secret of Champagne as well). They’ve labelled it Brut (dry) but there is a touch of sweetness which is lovely alongside the toasty notes. Nicely balanced and a great finish. At $16, I’d buy several bottles of this to have on hand for drop-in guests. Try it with or without food. (Northof9finewine, April 2011)

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Michael Valaitis
Michael Valaitis

Lemon to pale gold colour. This sparkling chenin blanc gives off citrussy aromas followed by lightly toasted bread and apples. The palate is lively with a medium aggressive mousse, dry but soft. Flavours of lemon peel, ripe apple, orange glaze and brioche are followed by a toasty/oaky finish. Im not sure if the cuvee spent any time in oak, but some wood notes are present on the finish. Very delicious with a touch of caramel that also lingers. Enjoy with rich hors dourves or on its own. Tasted June '11.

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Gary Killops
Gary Killops

This is a lovely sparkler that won’t hurt the pocket book. Green apple notes dominate the nose. Palate offers layers of green apple, citrus, while a slight mineral edge on the finish. Great acidity, very food friendly.

(tasted August 2011)

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Jennifer Hart
Jennifer Hart

Bright nose of green apple, pear and lime blossom. Crisp apple-lemony palate. Medium finish. Fantastic for the price!

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