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Muscadet and mussels

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Muscadet Sèvre et Maine 2014, Château du Coing de Saint-Fiacre ($16.60, 11154259)
100% Melon de Bourgogne from 65-year-old vines rooted mainly in decomposed gneiss. After alcoholic fermentation, the wine is overwintered on its lees until bottling in March. Sees only stainless steel. Reducing sugar: 2.1 g/l. 12% ABV. Quebec agent: StarVin.
Classic Muscadet nose of citrus, pear, chalk, stone and a floral (jasmine?) note. In the mouth, it’s clean and fruity with crisp acidity. A light mineral underlay lasts through the tangy, briny finish. There are deeper Muscadets around but not at this price. A drinker, not a keeper. (Buy again? Sure.)

Mussels with white wine and aromatics made an ideal match.

Written by carswell

March 27, 2016 at 12:10

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  1. This is very drinkable, not deep, as you say, but clean and refreshing, and I’m not going to complain about the price.


    March 29, 2016 at 18:41

    • Oh, glad you concur, andrewm. Thanks for the feedback!


      March 30, 2016 at 13:22

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