$15, 5 stars, 90 points, france, loire valley, melon de bourgogne, muscadet, sur lie
Medium lemon colored, this Sur Lie style wine has pronounced aromas of citrus (mainly lime), geranium, melon and ginger snap. The palate is dry but full bodied with medium (+) acidity. Minerality and softness come to mind alongside flavors of lime, grapefruit, melon, geranium and a hint of yeast/bread dough from the aging process. Sur Lie allows the dead yeast cells to remain in contact with the must for an extended period of time which softens the wine, adds body and imparts the bread/yeast notes I tasted. Delicious stuff that finishes with a mid length ending of citrus and yeast driven flavors. 90 points from me for this Muscat de Bourgogne varietal that runs $15 and gets 5 stars from me. I’m going to pair with Chinese food, other options include seafood all day long and perhaps a chicken dish. Drink now, Salut….
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