2008 Michel Delhommeau "Cuvée St. Vincent" Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Sur Lie (Previously $12)

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According to the Wine Advocate: "'Michel Delhommeau’s 2008 Muscadet de Sevre et Maine Sur Lie Cuvee Saint Vincent is delightfully and refreshingly dominated by citrus, salt, chalk, and green apple. While one can’t call it complex, its combination of textural polish, mouth-watering purity, and invigoration is hard to beat for the price. Enjoy this over the coming 12-18 months." And, according to Wine Spectator: "Offers a mix of lime, thyme, and lemon verbena notes that stay crisp but elegant on the finish." (02/10) From the village of Monnieres comes this very focused bottling of Muscadet. Raised in gabbro and gneiss soils, which give this wine soft wet minerals notes that are coated with honeydew and citrus. Nicely textured from beginning to end with nice weight and a fantastically long, juicy finish.

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Staff Image By: John Majeski | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 7/16/2010 | Send Email
It's a hot, cloudless Sunday afternoon up in Tomales Bay, and you've managed to coerce a few dozen fresh pillowy Pacific oysters onto the ice but don't really wish to open that bottle of Tarlant "Zero" Extra Brut Champagne just yet….so luckily you've brought along a citrussy, lean and precisely clean Muscadet from the masterful Michel Delhommeau, one of our favorite producers from the pure, calcareous soils of Sevre et Maine. This high-acid beauty, with bone dry minerality and herbal-lemongrass-thyme notes, pairs magnificently with those glistening, seductively saline bivalves….nobody does it better….

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