Muscadet Sèvre-et-Maine, Goulaine Vieilles Vignes, Bonnet-Huteau 2013
Following extended lees ageing of over 18 months this wine has bags of character. Floral on the nose with hints of dried fruit, on the palate it is big and weighty.
|Bottle Size||75 cl|
|Style||Dry and crisp|
|Drinking Guide||Drink Now|
|Food Match||Steamed clams with a fennel, wild garlic and chive sauce and sautéed samphire|
Screwcap, Vegetarian, Vegan
Muscadet is the most honest of whites: stony, with a marine salinity and a lingering air of the outdoors. The most common examples are cheap, but you won’t be sorry to trade up to this complex example, especially if you cook a large bowl of mussels to go with it.
Here’s a complex and taut wine with elegant, pure fruit. There’s some creamy texture hidden among the mass of stony, linear lemon and grapefruit flavours. It’s well worth the price.
A fascinatingly intense, minerally nose and great finesse, with tension and salinity on the palate – you may think my comparison with Mosel Riesling is far-fetched, but stay with it.