The lower Loire Valley appellation of Muscadet Sèvre et Maine is a region kissed by the ocean breezes of the Atlantic, which contribute to the fresh, mineral-driven salinity of its wines. In this example, flavors of assorted citrus rind and melon are lifted by a vein of acidity and softened by sur lie aging. Whether enjoyed as an aperitif or alongside fresh seafood like oysters, this is a wine that will always demand another sip.
Recipe PairingsOysters on the Half Shell with Tarragon Mignonette
Loire Valley, France
Light Seafood Dishes
The British call red Bordeaux wines Clarets. It's a variation on the French word clairet, a style of dark rosé wine the French exported to Britain in the 18th century.