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2010 Chateau Moncontour Vouvray Demi-Sec, Loire, France

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Wine Notes

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Score: 88  
The Wine-Searcher score of 88/100 is based on the following wine critic score:
Critic Score
88/100  
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Awards
Award Organization Award Year Result
The Dallas Wine Competition 2012 Silver

Price History for 2010 Chateau Moncontour Vouvray Demi-Sec, Loire, France
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Grape Variety

Chenin Blanc is a versatile white-wine grape variety known for its high acidity and aging potential. Most commonly associated with the Loire Valley, Chenin Blanc has been cultivated in France for nearly 1300 years; official French documents first mention Chenin Blanc as early as 845. It is only since the 1980s, however, that renewed interest has reinvigorated Chenin Blanc's position as a classic and noble grape variety.

South Africa is the largest grower and producer of Chenin Blanc. It is also the nation’s most planted wine grape. It arrived in South Africa in the mid-17th Century, and was immediately popular for its productivity and its ability to ...more


Region
  • Vouvray is the most famous and most respected appellation of the Loire Valley's Touraine district. The title covers white wines of various styles (sweet, dry, still and sparkling), from eight villages around the medieval town of Vouvray, on the northern banks of the Loire.

    Vouvray is the flagship wine of the Chenin Blanc grape (or Pineau de la Loire as it is known there), followed ever-closer by Savennieres and the sweet whites of Anjou. Few wine regions in the world use Chenin to the same extent, and none highlights the variety's organoleptic qualities with such focus and impressive diversity. South Africa's annual Chenin Blanc production far exce ...more

  • Touraine is the district at the very heart of France's Loire Valley wine region, both geographically and in terms of production. Named after the city of Tours at its center, it follows the course of the Loire river for roughly 60 miles (100km), from Blois and Mesland in the east to ...more

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