Monmousseau Vouvray Brut
Monmousseau Vouvray Brut
REGION AND TERROIR
There are many famous names from this royal region of France such as Chambord or Chenonceau. As far as wines are concerned, the Touraine area is proud of having at its heart one of the most famous Appellations d' Origine Contrôlée: VOUVRAY.
The prestigious vineyards of Vouvray are situated between Tours and Blois. They extend throughout the chalky slopes of clay and calcareous soils on the Loire rivers north bank.
This soil is called “AUBUIS” it is one of the best soils to grow CHENIN BLANC grapes.
The oceanic influences reduce the climatic variations and, most of the time, protect this region, from extreme cold in the winter and high heat in summer. However spring frosts can be a problem. The locals only let out a sigh of relief after May 1O.
As required by the laws of Vouvray AOC, this Cuvée is exclusively made with CHENIN BLANC, also called, in the Loire Valley, PINEAU (or PINOT ) DE LA LOIRE.
This grape, now planted in many countries of the world, especially in South Africa (where it is called Steen), thrives, in the soil of the Vouvray AC, from all the ideal conditions to express its qualities. The wine made with Chenin Blanc is very fruit forward and ages wonderfully. This grape produces remarkably mellow wines, and, as it ferments very easily, enables us to make high quality sparkling wines of METHODE TRADITIONNELLE.
This Cuvée is made according to the Méthode Traditionnelle process, in the cultivation area of the Vouvray AC. The bottle fermentation (secondary fermentation) and the maturation occur in superb cellars directly dug out of the tuff stone.
The preservation on laths, of an average of 24 months, occurs in ideal and natural temperature conditions (12° /14 °C). This period exceeds the AOC requirements of 9 months, and gives a true elegance and very light bubbles to the wine.
APPEARANCE AND TASTE
A pale yellow slightly golden color. Fine and pleasant bubbles, long-lasting in the flute. On the palette the fruit (apple aroma with a light touch of honey) is very clear and the noble acidity of the soil perfectly controlled, it is a well balanced wine.
This Cuvée is BRUT, but it can be made in SEMI-SWEET
Served at 6 to 8°C, this Cuvée will express all its best qualities. Perfect as an aperitif, it would also fit very well with all lighter style dishes. Try it also with your favourite fruit based dessert.