Monmousseau 'Clos le Vigneau' Vouvray 2016
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This is a white wine imageMonmousseau 'Clos le Vigneau' Vouvray 2016

Wine Enthusiast 91
"Made in a dry style but with a honeyed edge, this is a balanced and crisp wine. Youthful acidity combines with flavors of almonds, quince and spice to give a wine that will be ready to drink from 2019." Editors Choice, September 2018

Clos Le Vigneau is a single 6 hectare vineyard from an area known as "les Gués d'Amant" or "Lover's Gap". Most of the vines were planted in 1929. The soil ... read more
This is a white wine
Item ID: #27943
Size: 750mL (wine)
Closure: Cork

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Wine Enthusiast 91
"Made in a dry style but with a honeyed edge, this is a balanced and crisp wine. Youthful acidity combines with flavors of almonds, quince and spice to give a wine that will be ready to drink from 2019." Editors Choice, September 2018

Clos Le Vigneau is a single 6 hectare vineyard from an area known as "les Gués d'Amant" or "Lover's Gap". Most of the vines were planted in 1929. The soil is a mixture of argilo-calcaire, silex and gravel. Alexandre Monmousseau believes in low yields for concentration and flavor. The grapes are hand harvested. Pressing is long and slow, fermentation is in stainless steel with two rackings and a light filtration before bottling.

The wine is off dry in style with honey, earth and apricot notes. Wines from the town of Vouvray have been known to age well for 40 years. This particular bottling should hold for at least 5-7 years. This Loire Valley white wine from France is perfect on a warm spring day. ~ Winery Notes

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MonmousseauClos le Vigneau is owned by fifth generation winemaker Alexandre Monmousseau. Alexandre's father, Armand Monmousseau, is the former head of his family's sparkling wine firm in Montrichard. Alexandre, intense and confident, received his schooling in Beaune and is one of the leaders of the Sec-Tendre (soft-dry) movement that includes producers like Huet and Champalou.

Located in Rochecorbon, the impressively large cellar in carved directly in the hill, across the road from the Loire river.

Today the Monmousseau family farms 21 hectares (52 acres) of land: 6 hectares for Clos le Vigneau, 15 hectares for Château Gaudrelle. Clos Le Vigneau is a single vineyard from an area known as "les Gués d'Amant" or "Lover's Gap". Most of the vines were planted in 1929. The soil is a mixture of argilo-calcaire, silex and gravel. Alexandre Monmousseau believes in low yields for concentration and flavor. The grapes are hand harvested. Pressing is long and slow, fermentation is in stainless steel with two rackings and a light filtration before bottling.

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