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Muscadet Cotes de Grandlieu sur Lie Clos de la Fine 2012

Country
France
Region
Loire Valley,
Pays Nantais
Producer
Domaine des Herbauges
Grape(s)
Melon de Bourgogne
Type
White
Style
Crisp
Oaked Style
Unoaked
Body Style
Medium bodied
Dry / Sweet Style
Bone dry
Alcohol Content (%)
12
Closure Style
Cork
Organic / Biodynamic
Normal

Region

At the mouth of the Loire, around the town of Nantes, the Pay Nantais has an Atlantic influenced cool climate and vineyard soil composed of gravel river beds planted with the Melon de Bourgogne variety, famous for the production of Muscadet

Producer

Owned by Luc Choblet, who is a fanatical perfectionist, balancing both technology and tradition in his winemaking. His Muscadet sur Lie is one of intense, almost exotic fruit and clearly shows the character and quality so often missing in this region. The pure Loire Valley Chardonnay is un-oaked and lees aged in the same way that Luc makes his Muscadet.

Tasting (Long)

The Cotes de Grandlieu is considered a superior region of Muscadet producing intense wines. This prestige single vineyard `Clos de la Fine` produces wines with added minerality and fine weight. Exotic fruit on the palate and the rich bread-like character are added by aging the wine over winter on the its lees.

Tasting (Short)

This prestige single vineyard `Clos de la Fine` has produces wines with added minerality and fine weight. Exotic fruit on the palate and the rich bread-like character are added by aging the wine over winter on the its lees.

Food

Try with Moules marinieres, herb omelettes and light antipasti

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