Wine Advocate: 94+ PointsThe yellow-golden colored 1995 Vouvray le Mont Moelleux is super clear and piquant on the spicy/peppery flavored nose with its perfectly ripe and elegant, perfectly balanced fruit. It has the same balance on the palate that...
Wine Spectator: 97 Points Loaded with mango, quince and fig fruit that works harmoniously with green almond, floral and mineral notes. Terrific creamy texture hides the latent acidity while the flavors glaze your palate on the finish. Both pure and...
Wine Spectator: 96 Points Unctuous, concentrated and refined, this holds a large core of quince, creamed Anjou pear and white ginger notes in reserve for now, while heather, chamomile, orange blossom and white peach flavors take the lead. When the...
Winemaker's Note:The Domaine Huet Petillant Vouvray is distinguished by a fine bubble. Shortly effervescent but not aggressive, it leaves room for fleshy expression of Chenin.
Gitton Pere et Fils
Domaine de la Fontainerie
As with the other "C" bottlings from this estate, the grapes for this cuvée are picked a bit more ripe than those for the other basic cuvées. When done for still wines, it tends to make for an off-dry wine, but when done for sparkling wine,...
This is the domain’s vin de soif, made from vines growing in gravelly, sandy, and clay-sandy soils. The élevage is a short four to six months in concrete vats with, sometimes, a small proportion done in older barrels. Light...
Le Rocher des Violettes
Wine & Spirits: This chenin’s broad flavors of quince paste have a fresh lanolin note. It’s bold and juicy, with sweetness cut by slightly starchy acidity, the wine’s youthful tension needing bottle age to mellow. (4/2016) Wine...
Winemaker's Note:A deep and vibrant color. On the nose, subtle floral essences and tasty aromas of jammy apricot sets the tone of this wine. The palate is creamy and pure and a beautiful balance of Chenin, with aromas of rhubarb and a spicy finish. Wine...
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 98 Points The 2015 Vouvray Le Mont Moelleux Première Trie is super clear, ripe and aromatic on the nose, highly elegant and with lovely flinty flavors. Intense and concentrated, with great finesse and vitality,...
Domaine les Poete
Tasting Note:Dry white wine, grown in sandy and alluvial gravel soils. An intensely aromatic expression of the sauvignon grape variety, with citrus and smoky notes.Lively, precise and expressive, it is a springtime wine.
Xavier Weisskopf founded Le Rocher des Violettes in 2005 after studying winemaking in Chablis and Beaune and earning his degree in viticulture and oenology. His love for Chenin Blanc drew him to Montlouis, where an underappreciation of this historic...
Anthony Girard took over the family domaine in 2007. It was originally created by his great-grandfather Serge Renard. Serge planted the vines on the Monts Damnés, working everything by hand and "treuil", a kind of cable chain used to...
Winemaker's Note:Taking its roots deep into the chalk soils of Vouvray, this off-dry wine resonates beautifully in the mouth. Its natural sugar and refreshing acidity blend harmoniously. Aerial and complex, this fruity wine is to be appreciated young,...