The Chateau Moncontour Vouvray Sec La Manoca is pale lemon in color with youthful hues, and is reminiscent of green apples and white flowers. The palate is crisp, clean and beautifully balanced, with a long refreshing finish.
Pair with seafood, grilled fish, goat cheese and Asian food.
Chateau Moncontour is one of the oldest of the Loire Valley; it was created around the 4th century. Since the tenth century, caves have been excavated in the cliffs to vinify and preserve its precious wine. Though the estate originated in the thirteenth century, the actual castle dates back to the end of the fifteenth. Even Balzac longed to own it, and in his novel "La femme de trente ans,"he immortalized Moncontour and its wines.
100% Chenin Blanc souced from20 to 45 year-old vines. Matured 3 months on the lees, with fining and regular racking to give body to the wine.