Muscadet sur Lie Traditions A.O.C. 2013, Domaine GUINDON

Nov 2, 2011   //   by admin   //   Loire Valley Wines  //  No Comments
Muscadet 2011 awarded 89 / 100 By the Wine Advocate (article here) 
Vineyard :

The most famous Loire Vintage. This Muscadet Coteaux de la Loire AOC Sur Lieis growing in Saint-Géréon in Loire-Atlantique in clay and schist, sometimes granite soils. It beneficiates from a great temperate climate with maritime influence. In average vines have around 40 years old and are worked in Reasonnable Agriculture.

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Grape Variety :

Melon de Bourgogne. This Burgundian grape variety grows in Brittany since the 18th Century

Vinification :

Direct pressing and 100% stocked in glass coated tanks. Natural yeast, fermentation at low temperature. SUR LIE : The wine must not spend more than one winter in a vat or a barrel and should still be lying on his vinification lees at the time of bottling. This takes place between March and November. This operation develop the acidity and freshness of the wine, giving it an appealing slight sparkle.

Tasting Note :

Color : Crystal-clear, pale yellow
Nose : Floral and citrus smelling
Palate : round in mouth, mineral and grassy notes for a fresh, aromatic finish

Serving Temperature :

Not more than 8° to 10°C

Food Association Advice :

Suits perfectly with steam-cooked or grilled fishes, in aperitif or with soft cheeses

Preservation :

Between 2 and 5 years maximum