Monmousseau Cuvee JM Brut 2003

This dry sparkling wine is from Touraine in the Loire Valley, made from 100% chenin blanc and elaborée en méthode traditionnelle.  It is golden in colour, with an aroma of yeast, biscuit, citrus, almond meal and, I thought, some alcohol.  On the palate, citrus, medium acidity and citrus fruit flavours.  The wine lost its bead after a fairly short time in the glass.  To be honest, this is a pleasant, but fairly average wine.  Its noticeable alcohol was perhaps a surprise given its modest 12%, but perhaps 2003 being a drought year in France, led to some loss of balance.  83 points.

Abv: 12%
Loire Valley
August 16, 2011


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