Sunday, April 05, 2009

Chateau Moncontour Sparking Vouvray Brut NV Wine Review (NW)



Tasting notes:

Citrus notes and yeasty bread on the nose

Tart green apple core on the palate

Grapefruit, green herbs, and nuts on the finish

For a sparking wine off the beaten path, check out sparkling Vouvray made from Chenin Blanc. It has beautiful tight bubbles and interesting flavors of citrus, herbs, and nuts.

I paid $17 for this bottle after searching four or five wine shops for one. While you might not find sparkling Vouvray at the local liquor store, track one down when you have an opportunity. It's nice to get off the beaten path once in a while. Raise a glass!

3 comments:

TheSecondGlass said...
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Tyler Balliet said...

I LOVE sparkling Vouvray. When I lived in the Loire Valley it was nearly impossible to get anything else! This stuff should be more widely available. It's too good for just occasional sipping

NW said...

Well said- I completely agree!