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Bregeon Gorges Muscadet de Sevre-et-Maine 2013


Synopsis, Our Opinion: A unique and distinctive wine we really enjoyed.

Producer/Winery: Fred Lailler; Domaine Michel Brégeon; Gorges, France.

Grape Variety: Melon de Bourgogne.

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine; Loire Valley, France.

Vintage: 2013

Price: $40.00 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

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

Paired With: Seared tuna steak with red wine vinegar & Dijon mustard vinaigrette (honey, chopped thyme and rosemary) and a garden salad.

Tasting:

    Chilled before opening. Clear, light wheat straw color. Strong aromas of citrus, lilac blossoms, honeydew melon and quince with strong whiffs of hot pavement getting wet. FRESH & LIVELY, slightly oily mouthfeel, complex medium weight body with a 400-grit texture. Powerful Granny Smith apple, unripe honeydew melon, lemon, sweet mango and a lot of stony mineral flavors. Racy acidity and a long tantalizing finish that’s full of mineral and sour California grapefruit taste. Excellent with the tuna and an unusual delicious experience sipping after the dinner. We were going to pair white Burgundy with our tuna, but at the last minute decided to have the Muscadet instead…and it was an excellent choice. The honey flavor in the sauce went perfectly with the lilac aroma and mango flavor in the wine. Clearly not your everyday white, it was filled with tension, but is truly a unique and distinctive wine we really enjoyed. We drink very few Muscadet wines and this one was a “keeper”.

Fred Lailler harvesting grapes in his Domaine Michel Brégeon vineyard
Photo from Domaine Michel Brégeon.

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Alcohol Content: 12%

Closure: Natural cork.

UPC Code: 7 61503 44232 1

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