Muscadet Sevre & Maine Sur Lie "Domaine de la Bretonniere"

Maison Foucher Lebrun
Product ID: 400180
  • France
  • Muscadet-Sevre et Maine
  • Nantes
  • White
  • 12.0%
  • 0.75 L
  • Melon de Bourgogne
  • 10-12°C

Taste characteristics

  • Light Full bodied
  • Smooth Tannic
  • Dry Sweet
  • Soft Acidic

Other classifications

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

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Description

Muscadet "Domaine de la Bretonniere"

Grapes:
Melon de Bourgogne.

Colour:
Flinty green.

Aroma:
Subtle aroma of apples and citrus, sometimes coated in fine notes of pepper.

Taste:
Apple and citrus taste, with underlining mineral hints.

Ageing:
Aged on fine lees for 7 months.

Food Pairing:
Oysters in white wine and garlic with armagnac, goat cheese with rocket salad, Middle-Eastern lentil soup with lemon, lobster or crab dishes.

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Manufacturer
Maison Foucher
Maison Foucher Lebrun

Located 30 kilometers northeast of Sancerre in the village of Aligny-Cosne, Maison Foucher is a “Petit Négociant” with a mission to craft classic expressions of Loire Valley appellations at exceptional values. The estate was founded in 1921 by Paul Lebrun, a cooper by trade, who developed his company servicing a clientele made up of restaurants and cafés in the Loire Valley and Paris. During the 1950s, Paul's son-in-law...

The region
Sevre-et-Maine

Sevre-et-Maine is the best known name Muscadet in the Pays Nantais district of the Loire Valley, on the west central coast of France. The title covers exclusively white wines from the vineyards around the rivers Sevre and Maine - minor tributaries of the Loire that converge just outside Nantes. The wines are made from Melon de Bourgogne, a grape variety brought to the west of the Loire Valley in Burgundy, as the name suggests. The resemblance between the...

Type of Grape
Melon de Bourgogne

Melon de Bourgogne is not a particularly aromatic grape variety, so without care in the vineyard and careful vinification, Muscadet wines can risk being rather mild and without characteristics. This is especially true in hotter wines, when the intense heat spoils the potential complexity and characteristic acidity of the harvest. On top of the coin, the Loire has one of the wettest and coldest growing seasons in France, so the goal of growers is more often...

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