2010 Domaine de Begrolles Muscadet Sèvre et Maine sur Lie

SKU #1072524 Wine Spectator

 Lovely thyme, lemon peel and pink grapefruit notes ripple through, backed by a saline twinge that lingers on the finish. Drink now.  (11/ 2011)

K&L Notes

This Muscadet is very pure and bright, with 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. It is, however, unlikely you'll be able to save some--it's that good. Perfect accompaniment to fish and seafood dishes.

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By: Leah Greenstein |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 9/23/2011  | Send Email
While I REALLY like blistering, racy Muscadets, this slightly fattier iteration is really charming. Its bouquet bursts with melon, jasmine and nectarine aromas, while on the palate it has pithy grapefruit and oyster shell flavors. It would still pair nicely with oysters on the half shell, but I would love it with a bouillabaisse or mussels steamed with a little Pernod and white wine.

 By: Paul Dodd |  Review Date: 11/7/2011 
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Wonderful balance of richness and acidity that paired well with stuffed tomatoes and salad.

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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.