2007 Aubiniere Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Sur Lie

SKU #1049397

Pale yellow with greenish highlights and an intense floral bouquet with overtones of spice and fruit. The richness, balance and freshness of this wine make it an excellent example of its appellation. It is enjoyable young, but will age well for several years to come. It is grown in a mixture of volcanic rock and light, stony soil, either silica-based (mica-schist gneiss) or more alkaline (gabbro amphibolite greenstone). Its balance and freshness make it the perfect accompaniment to seafood and white meat dishes.

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By: Jacques Moreira |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 9/12/2009  | Send Email
If you like raw oysters but never had the opportunity to try with Muscadet - you should! You know, in Sommelier school, along with Sauternes & Foie Gras, this is one of the basic "classic pairings" we learn. And it's true! L'Aubiniere 2007 is one of those Muscadets that is text-book perfect for the job. Crispy, slightly spicy, tingling and full of the oceanic presence we find in some wines grown with the sea influence. I'll say it again "perfect" with raw oysters, but also crabs, scallops, Blanquette de Veau, prawn cocktail, egg dishes such as Souffle, fishcakes, greens salad and vinegar dressing (very hard to pair!), Taramasalata, and any white fish dishes with a white wine sauce.

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Varietal:

Melon de Bourgogne

- A white wine grape that originated in Burgundy, Melon de Bourgogne has, sadly, essentially vanished from that region. But fans of the varietal need not despair; its virtual disappearance from this pricy zip code has not prevented it from thriving in the Loire Valley, where it is made into the affordable, zippy, mineral, citrusy wines of Muscadet that pair so well with oysters. The best of those wines come from the region Muscadet de Sèvre et Maine. It is sometimes simply referred to as Muscadet.
Country:

France

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Sub-Region:

Loire

- Of all of the French wine producing regions, the Loire might produces the greatest variety of wines. They range from still to sparkling, very dry and acidic to hearty sweet, and clear in color to a deep purple. The diversity of wine produced in this region is due in part to its dynamic climate, which ranges from Continental to Mediterranean. This region is best known for Sauvignon blanc, Chenin blanc and Cabernet Franc. The most famous areas in the Loire Valley may be Sancerre and Vouvray.