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1985 Domaine Huet Vouvray le Mont Moelleux
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Yquem of the Loire?
01/06/2011
by Chris Cree M.W.
Maybe not quite in the same style, but this producer is one of the best in Vouvray. Brilliant wines that seem to be in suspended animation as they slowly evolve from their crisp and focused youth through to their lovely, mature old age. This wine is still quite youthful in color, just now beginning to show some maturity on the nose - only moderate sweetness, with lovely underlying acidity, complex, beautiful mineral undertones keep it lively and fresh. A real treat! Serve with mild spice Asian cuisine, seafood, fois gras, lobster!

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About the Loire Valley

With the exception of Sancerre, which has been a hot item in the U.S. market in recent years, Loire Valley wines are among the most underappreciated of France. The wines made from vineyards alongside France's longest river are aromatic, brisk, and generally..
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Chenin Blanc

Chenin Blanc, the most important white grape variety of the central Loire Valley, ranges in style from bone dry to medium sweet to staggeringly rich in appellations like Vouvray, Montlouis, Savennieres, and Coteaux de Layon. In all styles, expect high levels of acid that can provide tremendous amounts of balance to these wines...
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