Pale lemon colored this Sur-lie aged wine has bright aromas of lemon curd, white blossom, vanilla bean and a hint of brioche. The palate is dry with medium (+) acidity and a medium (-) body. It’s quite tart with flavors of lemon, grapefruit, white flower blossom and linalool. I was hoping for some more vanilla bean and brioche but alas, it’s more of a citrus event. The finish is medium to long in length and tangy with some fresh acidity. I am really starting to like the Melon grape and how they make it in the Pais Nantais of the Loire Valley. 91 points for this outstanding white that I’m pairing with baked Cod and spiced rice. For $12 this is a 5 star effort to drink the near term. Salut….
Domaine de la Potardiere Muscadet Sevre-et-Maine Sur Lie 2021, Loire, France
24 Monday Oct 2022