Occasionally, in the top years, the sweeter Première Trie level is made from a berry-by-berry selection of the very ripest (often botrytis affected) grapes. Even at this level, the balance is dumb-founding and these mouth-watering, racy, transparent wines represent some of the greatest whites of France. Première Trie can also work with fruit based desserts, but nothing too sweet. Better with cheeses. The 2018 finished with 95 g/L residual.
“The 2018 Vouvray Le Mont Moelleux Première Trie is pure, deep and flinty on the concentrated nose, with very fine oak, toffee and potted ginger aromas. Lush, sweet and generous yet precise and crystalline on the palate, it features very fine tannins, lingering salinity and positive energy. This is a compact, persistent, tightly woven and stimulating Chenin from the Le Mont terroir that reveals firm, tensioned structure and a young finish with potential to improve and refine.” 95+ points, Stephan Reinhardt, The Wine Advocate