Muscadet Cotes de Grandlieu sur Lie Clos de la Fine 2019
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At the mouth of the Loire, around the town of Nantes, the Pay Nantais has an Atlantic influenced cool climate and vineyard soil composed of gravel river beds planted with the Melon de Bourgogne variety, famous for the production of Muscadet.
The vineyards of the Domaine des Herbauges are a part of the estate of the Chateau de la Senaigerie, bordering the shores of the beautiful Lac de Grandlieu. Set up in 1864, it is now run and owned by Jérôme Choblet who is committed to creating wines of the highest quality using traditional French winemaking techniques. His Muscadet sur lie is one of intense, almost exotic fruit and clearly shows the character and quality so often missing in this region.
The Cotes de Grandlieu is considered a superior region of Muscadet producing intense wines. This prestige single vineyard `Clos de la Fine` produces wines with added minerality and fine weight. The palate is full with notes of exotic fruits with ripe grapes and stone fruits. The weight and the rich bread-like character are added by aging the wine over winter on the its lees leaving a silky mouthfeel.
Try with Moules marinieres, herb omelettes and light antipasti.