Tresors de Loire Muscadet Sevre et Maine 2017
Fruity, refreshing, classic Muscadet
This light-bodied white wine is easy to drink, and goes well with a variety of food. Classic Muscadet, it is fruity and refreshing.
TASTING NOTES FROM THE CURATOR
The Tresors de Loire Muscadet Sevre et Maine 2017 is a dry white wine made with Melon de Bourgogne grapes from the Muscadet Sevre et Maine region of France. A pale straw color, it’s very aromatic, easy to drink, and light-bodied.
On the nose, it gives lemon, lime, freshly cut grass, minerality, and some notes of chalk, peach, and green apple. It’s lively and refreshing on the palate, with flavors of ripe peach, lime, and carambola coming through. It’s a wine with very good acidity, as well.
PREPARATION AND PAIRINGS
This Muscadet is perfect for aperitifs, with cheeses like Gruyere, Swiss, Raclette, Brie, Gouda, and Parmesan pairing well with it. enjoy it with salads drizzled with zesty vinaigrettes, or other high acidity dressings—this white complements them brilliantly.
But the Tresors de Loire Muscadet Sevre et Maine shines its brightest with seafood, especially shelled ones, like mussels and clams. We suggest these Air-Flown Live French Fine de Claire Oysters by David Hervé. You won’t regret this combination.
MELONS AND MUSCADET
Muscadet (pronounced MU(U)SK-ə-day) is a French white wine made from Melon de Bourgogne grapes (or melon grapes). Made near Nantes, in the Pays de la Loire region, at the western end of the Loire Valley, it was named not for its growing region or its variety—as most wines usually are, but for the musk-like/Muscat characteristic the grape allegedly imparts.
The grape, Melon de Bourgogne, is the sole variety used to make Muscadet, and was planted in or before 17th century in the region. The Muscadet appellation is a generic one, and it contains three sub-appellations: Muscadet-Sevre et Maine (which produces 80% of Muscadets), Muscadet-Coteaux de la Loire, and Muscadet-Cotes de Grandlieu.
Store your unopened bottle in a cool, dry, and dark place safe from constant vibration. Keep your bottle horizontal in a wine rack or cellar to retain the moistness of the cork. The ideal temperature for storage is between 7 to 15°C. Once opened, a bottle will be good for 3 to 5 days standing upright in the refrigerator.