Vintage: 2013
Bottle sizes: 750 ML
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: Usually the most mineral-driven and delineated of the lineup, the granite has 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 transporting wine that promises to be long-lived.
Publication: Wine advocate
Rating: 89
The 2013 Muscadet Sevre et Maine Granite is more sensual than the 2013 Gneiss, showing clear and ripe golden pears and citrus flavors on the nose with aromatic herbs and a delicate iodine minerality. In contrast, the clear palate is marked by a pronounced acidity and a persistent salty and animating taste followed by ripe and succulent fruit flavors of honeydew melon. This is an impressive, quite complex Muscadet with a great aging potential.
Publication: View from the Cellar – John Gilman
Rating: 93 (WE)
While the wine is rich and seriously textured, it has a pure fruitiness that is beguiling, ripe and full of green and citrus flavors. Spice and minerality give a strong sense of structure and ageability. Drink this firm wine from 2016. - Wine Enthusiast