Synopsis, Our Opinion: A very good Muscadet we would buy again.
Producer, Winery: Claude Branger, Domaine la Haute Févrie; Maisdon-sur-Sèvre, France.
Grape Variety: Melon de Bourgogne
Geographic Appellation, Region: Muscadet Sèvre et Maine; Loire Valley, France.
Purchased From: Woodland Hills Wine Company; Woodland Hills, California.
Paired With: Swai baked in a butter sauce with lemon, garlic and cilantro, baked potato, steamed asparagus, baby greens salad with balsamic vinegar.
He said: Chilled before drinking. Almost colorless, just a glimmer of silver. Strong lime, apple, floral and just cut alfalfa aromas. Fresh spring-time freshness, medium-heavy body, lots of crisp acidity, Granny Smith apple, gobs of limestone mineral and lemon grass flavors. A long finish that’s packed with tart mineral and ends chewy with a slightly bitter licorice aftertaste. Fantastic paired with the fish and would probably be a “perfect” companion with any seafood. The smooth refreshing entry was enticing and the powerful tart flavors and lively acidity really gives it a unique character. A very good Muscadet we would buy again.
She said: Clear, light golden yellow color. Very mild soft lemon aroma, but lots of flavor on the palate. Dry, acidic and medium bodied, the wine was especially delicious with the fish and salad. The finish was notably long and flavorful. A very tasty, quality wine at $19.95.
Alcohol Content: 12%
UPC Code: 8 94510 00234 6
Imported by: Vintage ’59 Imports; Washington, D.C.
Photo from Domaine la Haute Févrie.