Following on from my last Muscadet, this one is not labelled as a Sur Lie. It’s a medium intensity lemon/lime color in the glass. The nose has an intense citrus aroma coupled with green apple, yellow apple on the back end and some salinity. The palate is dry but weighty. Medium to full bodied, it has medium acidity and medium intensity flavors of lemon, lime, grapefruit, green apple and I can sense the sea air. A short to medium length finish is crisp, refreshing and not too tart. This is a nice summer wine that will quench the thirst and pair nicely with shellfish or lighter (non-oily) fish. 88 points from me makes this $14 effort a 3 star wine. Drink now. Salut….
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….