Château Moncontour Vouvray Cuvée Predilection 2008
The Cuveé Prédilection sparkling Vouvray from Chateau Moncontour gets its name from the French novelist Balzac, who referred to Moncontour has his "prédilection", which literally translates to, "beloved favorite" in English. This Vouvray is 100% Chenin Blanc from the Loire Valley and is an excellent introduction to the style and region. This wine represents Moncontour's best sparkling Cuvée. It is fine and complex, with aromas of hazelnuts, layers of acidity, a touch of toast, but still retains great fresh fruit flavors. <br/><br/>
This is one of the older and more prestigious Loire wine estates. The 15th century renaissance chateau overlooks the Loire river near the village of Rochecorbon just east of Tours and the estate consists of 130 hectares spread over a number of parcels in the Vouvray area.They produce a selection of white,rose and sparkling wines.It is owned by the Feray family who also own other Loire wine estates.