Foreau’s Clos Naudin sits, together with Domaine Huet, at Vouvray’s pinnacle. Huet is small (35 hectares), but Foreau is tiny (11.5 ha), and centered on the single, exceptional site of Le Mont. Part of what makes Vouvray special is that, under the right circumstances, it can produce a complete range of wines, from the super-dry to the outrageously sweet. There’s a perfect expression of the terroir for every occasion. But Foreau only makes the wines that are right for the character of the vintage. Some years, no dry wines; some years, no sweet wines.
"The 1997 Vouvray Moelleux Reserve, a luxury cuvee crafted only in the finest vintages, displays scents of cumin, yellow plums, and loads assorted spices. It is a magnificently focused and balanced wine that is crammed with kumquats, blood oranges, quince, peach, candied grapefruit, and flowers. This medium-to-full-bodied, exceptionally pure and elegant wine will easily last 30 years. Bravo!" -Robert Parker