This is pretty much a perfect Summertime white wine. It’s classic, refreshing, crisp yet with a touch of sweetness, mineral-driven, and nerdy-enough for me to write about to you all! Everyone in the wine shop has been raving about this since we tasted it, and we’re excited to offer it. Please email Michael if you are interested in ordering this great wine!
Chateau de Montfort Vouvray Demi-Sec 2010 (Chenin Blanc)
In her book The Wine Bible, Karen MacNeil refers to Chenin Blanc as one of the 9 Classic Varietals, the best of which come from the Loire Valley (Vouvray and Savennieres specifically). She then offers this ethereal statement that I’ve always found captivating:
“If modern life allowed for such seemingly lost pleasures as sitting in a field of wildflowers and reading Madame Bovary or The Age of Innocence, chenin blanc would be the fitting wine to drink.”
Chateau de Montfort exemplifies this ideal. This is the Chenin Blanc for the field of wildflowers, lost in another world.
Full of ripe apple, citrus notes, the wet-stone mineral I love from good Loire Valley wines, and cleansing acidity to cut the whisper of sweetness that shines through this wine like the perfect amount of perfume on a beautiful woman. This is infinitely drinkable, and though labeled demi-sec, it is definitely not too sweet. It’s just the right amount to enjoy with some front porch gossip, or with a grilled pear and goat cheese salad. This would also really shine with a fish dish with a cream-based or mushroom sauce, and great for Asian foods like sushi or especially pork fried rice.
This historic estate was originally a fortified farmhouse from the 14th Century whose winemaking facility literally sits inside the vineyards, so transportation from vine to press is fast! Chalk and Limestone soils support an average vine of 50 years.
There is still some Chateau de Montfort Vouvray available. Please email Michael to reserve yours.