$15, 3 stars, 88 points, france, loire, melon de bourgogne, muscadet, pais nantais
Pale lemon-lime colored with a watery sheen on the wall (11.5% ABV). The nose is of medium intensity with aromas of green pear, lemon/lime, white blossom, brioche and firm pineapple. The palate is dry with medium (+) acidity and a medium (-) body. Tart fruit with lemon and lime kick off the show with pear and flower petals rounding it out. I’m a little surprised that this wine is so crisp and lightweight considering it was aged Sur-lie. I don’t get any autolytic flavors, just the initial aroma of brioche from this Melon De Bourgogne varietal. Must be from a cool vintage that struggled to ripen, hence the lower alcohol and sharp acidity. Overall a tasty drop to pair with pan roasted Pork cutlets and potato puree. 88 points. For $15 it’s a 3 star effort in my books to drink till 2025. Salut….