What is Muscadet?
- Crisp white wine style
- Pronounced mus-ka-day
- Made from the grape Melon de Bourgogne, originally from Burgandy
- Often labeled with ‘Sur Lie’, meaning on the leaves indicating that the grapes have been left to age on the leaves after the winter harvest
- Typically pale lemon in color
- Good alternative to Sauvingon Blanc and Pintot Gris
Where is Muscadet from?
- From the westernmost point of the Loire valley in France, around the city of Nantes
- Flat south-facing vineyards, in a maritime climate
- Also planted in Oregon
What does Muscadet taste like?
- Medium in aromatics
- Lots of fruit on the nose, mandarin, orange, nectarine, peach
- Palette of citrus such as tangerine, oranges, quite intense
- Beautifully balanced with body, acid, punchy fruit
- Medium to high acid, good minerality, bone dry
- Medium alcohol, medium body
What food does Muscadet go well with?
- Seafood, shellfish, oysters