Stetson’s Chop House Cellar Selection: Château Moncontour Crémant de Loire, Brut Rosé, NV
Sommelier Amy Witz’s pick this week comes from Vouvrey, which sits in the Loire Valley in France. The Château Moncontour Winery is one of the oldest in the region.
Since the tenth century, caves were excavated in the cliffs to vinify and preserve its precious wine.
During the Renaissance period, the ever-growing fame to the wines crossed France’s borders and spread across northern Europe.
Not only are the vineyards cultivated on the best areas overlooking the Loire, but the prestige of Moncontour also comes from the historic site with its elegant castle. The estate dates from the 13th century and the Château dates from the end of the 15th century.
Enjoy the chenin blanc grape in this week’s Cellar Selection, Château Moncontour, Crémant de Loire, Brut Rosé, NV. Made from 100% Cabernet Franc and Methode Champenoise, this one is not to miss at $11/glass and $44/bottle.
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