2009 Domaine du Haut Bourg "Signature" Muscadet Côtes de Grandlieu

SKU #1163526 90 points Wine Spectator

 This delivers a piercing feel, with a focused core of rose water and grapefruit zest inlaid with lively fennel seed and honeysuckle notes. A bracing oyster shell accent crackles through the pure finish. Drink now.  (10/ 2013)

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39 months on lees.

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By: Melissa Smith |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 6/4/2014  | Send Email
When Eric and I were in Saumur, we didn't get a chance to visit any Muscadet properties, but we ate at an amazing Belgian restaurant two nights in a row and decimated glass after glass of Muscadet with a gigantic bowl of Mussels in white wine with frites and it could not have been a better pairing. This particular Muscadet is incredibly fresh despite being five years old at this point, and having extended lees contact.

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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

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them. Click for a list of bestselling items from all of France.
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.