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 intensely yellow colored 2020 Vouvray Le Mont Moelleux Première Trie is highly concentrated and complex on the nose that exhibits candied lemon zest and chutney aromas along with calcareous and walnut notes. Sweet (really sweet!) yet refined and elegant on the palate, this is a full-bodied, rich and generous yet piquant and firmly structured, greatly tensioned and salty 1ère Trie with pineapple flavors on the finely tannic and energetic, very sustainable finish. The 2020 has great aging potential, and I would never serve it too young. When will it really start to show its best? I don't know, but you can’t go wrong to check the wine again after 10 years. Tasted as a final sample shortly before bottling in May 2021. Drink 2030-2070, 97-98 points, Stephan Reinhardt, The Wine Advocate.