Philippe Foreau Domaine du Clos Naudin Vouvray Moelleux Reserve 2005
|Region||France, Loire Valley, Vouvray|
|Brand||Philippe Foreau Domaine du Clos Naudin|
It is the rare vintage that is blessed with the conditions necessary for Foreau to release a Moelleux Réserve. Wines so declared frequently have levels of residual sugar that are in excess of 150 grams of residual sugar. It is not, however, simply the level of ripeness that creates the Moelleux Réserve; it is as much the conditions of the growing season that produce grapes that have a level of complexity and ripeness that demand this sort of classification. An error that many make in assessing and utilizing these wines is to consider the sugar quotient as a disqualifier for use of this wine during any stage of a meal. Our experience is such that these wines can marry well with a wide range of dishes served at the beginning, middle or end of a meal.
Very rich, but with piercing minerality that drives the panoply of mango, almond, papaya, green tea and acacia flavors. The creamy finish shows gorgeous length, thanks to perfectly imbedded acidity. Drink now through 2027. 140 cases imported.