2014 Bedouet "Expression du Pallet Vieilles Vignes" Muscadet Sèvre et Maine

SKU #1325188 93 points Decanter

 Floral, flinty nose leads to a polished and harmonious palate with a touch of dried citrus fruit partnered with a leesy influence, culminating in a pleasing, breezy finish. Drinking Window 2018 - 2026 (panel tasting)  (2/2017)

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The Bedouet domaine began in 1899 with Henri Bedouet, who was both a cooper and a vigneron. Today, Henri’s grandson Michel farms the family vineyards organically.


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By: Cameron Hoppas | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/1/2019 | Send Email
Bedouet's Expression Du Pallet delivers your classic muscadet experience, mineral and fresh, with a squeeze of citrus. It's bright acidity accents the sur lie texture that you'd hope to expect from Muscadet Sur Lie. Yet, this wine also delivers a slightly more densely textured wine with more intense aromas that you would expect to find find the Vielle Vignes designation. This wine is complex and very gratifying. It shows well now, but it has the structure and complexity that I expect this wine to age well.

By: Kaj Stromer | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/15/2018 | Send Email
The coastline along Malibu is filled with casual outdoor seafood restaurants. I frequent these locations on my day off (Monday) and Muscadet is my common companion. Watching the waves while feasting on fresh fish requires refreshment and the simple glory of Muscadet is hard to beat. While some may consider these wine as a mere simple refresher, it’s obvious that if you go deeper, the better producers craft superior wines that will catch your attention. The clean purity of this wine reminds me of the finest Finnish mineral water, with salinity, a spritz of citrus, and a lightly waxy texture. With some aeration, the wine becomes more and more complex.

By: Jacques Moreira | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 2/26/2018 | Send Email
Absolutely classic. Very crisp, lots of minerality and even a touch of salinity. A merveille with oysters!

By: Gary Westby | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 2/21/2018 | Send Email
When we tasted the Expression Du Pallet from Bedouet, I imagined myself in front of a giant plateau de fruits de mer on the coast of Brittany. This wine has serious white fruit power, with a small hint of honey, but is backed by the kind of minerality and nutty lees quality that I usually only expect from expensive Champagne. The values in Muscadet have long been touted here at K&L, but this has an extra special element. What a bottle!
Top Value!

By: Morgan Laurie | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 12/19/2017 | Send Email
Just in time for Dungeness crab season, this fresh, mineral driven offering from Bedouet is the perfect accompaniment to a heaping plate of crustaceans! Notes of chalk, lemon flesh and salted ripe pineapple provide a clean, bright palate with zippy acidity. This would also make a natural pairing for rich cheese, oysters and fish in beurre blanc.

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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.
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.
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