Snapshot
Vintage: 2015
Bottle sizes: 750 ML, 1.5 L
Country: France
Region: Loire
Appellation: Muscadet-Sevre-Et-Maine
Wine type: White
Varietals: Melon De Bourgogne
Biodynamic: Certified
Vineyard: 3 hectares parcel with 45-55 year old vines
Orientation: Southwest
Soil: Top soil is stony. Sub-soil of two-mica granite
Viticulture: Organically farmed since 1975, biodynamic-demeter certified since 1998. Soul worked manually and yields are kept low. All grapes are hand harvested.
Vinification: Gravity fed with no use of pumps. Wild yeast fermentations with no racking of the must.
Aging: Aged on the lees in underground vats.
Production: 1,500 cases
Notes: "An elegant nose with pronounced notes of mineral, flint, silex, citrus fruits and oyster shells. The attack is sharp and precise, the palate is crystalline and pure, with salty, mineral notes, combined with chalk and citrus fruits. A tranporting wine that promises to be long-lived."
Ratings
Publication: Vinous
Rating: 91
The nose here is understated but appetizingly marine and lemon-zesty. Tangy and piquantly seed-tinged apple is laced with lemon zest on a polished, satisfyingly juicy palate. The sustained finish is bursting with brightness and mouthwateringly laced with mineral salts.