Muscadet Sèvre et Maine is one of the freshest, thirst quenching wines on earth. Muscadet, also known as Melon de Bourgogne, grows on hillsides between the rivers Sèvre and Maine, tributaries of France's Loire River. Here a mix of rocky and sandy soils on sloping vineyards provide excellent drainage and heat retention in a region known for its cool and damp climate due to its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean.
After pressing the grapes, the juice is separated, fermented, and then left to rest Sur Lie which lends a delicate creaminess to this lively white wine. "Sur Lie" is a French term meaning "on the lees". This technique is mostly used in the making of the best quality Muscadet to increase the flavor and texture of the wine and to balance its naturally high acidity.
Delicate, textural, and lively with notes of white grapefruit and melon. Once sipped, notes of lemon peel and lime flood the palate. No better wine for serving alongside freshly shucked oysters!
- Alcohol: 12%
- Bottle Size: 750mL
- Varietal: Muscadet