2017 Les Roches Gaudinières Muscadet Sevre et Maine Sur Lie

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 Pairings

Oysters on the Half Shell with Tarragon Mignonette

Flavor Profile

 

Tastes Like

mineral

Graphite

Citrus Peel

Region

Loire Valley, France

Pairings

Light Seafood Dishes

Oysters

Did You Know?

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.