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Domaine Michel Bregeon Gros-Plant du Pays Nantais 2012


Recommendation: Delicious and flavorful, it’s a unique Loire Valley white.

Winery/Producer: Domaine Michel Brégeon; Les Guisseaux, France.

Grape Variety: Folle Blanche.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Muscadet; Loire Valley, France.

Vintage: 2012

Price: $14.40

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Greek chicken, basmati rice, Greek style salad, warmed pear with blue cheese, walnuts and honey.

Tasting:

    He said: Chilled before drinking. Very pale lemon yellow color with tints of green. Very, very light melon aromas. Unusual taste that starts as tropical fruit that quickly turns to tart citrus. The finish carries the taste on and on and leaves a combination of tastes in the mouth. This is an unusual WOW wine that should be paired with scallops. Our chicken didn’t do it justice. Delicious and flavorful, it’s a unique Loire Valley white. This gets a strong recommendation from me.

    She said: Pale golden color, clear, fat slow legs. Very interesting wine! The light aroma had a hint of tropical fruits that develop in the mouth and floated over a tartness that carried on into the long finish. The wine was and dry and had a light body. The dinner was too acid for it and the wine became more succulent as it warmed up and was sipped after dinner. Not great with the dinner but so unusual and good it’s worth trying with something more suitable like seafood.

    Michel Brégeon's Folle Blanche grapes vines

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Alcohol: 11%

Bar code: 7 61503 44276 5

Imported by: Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant; Berkeley, California.

Photo from Domaine Michel Brégeon.