Domaine des Quatre Routes Muscadet Sevre et Maine Sur Lie 2020
Pale with bright yellow tints. Notes of citrus, orchard fruit, and a distinct mineral hint on the nose. A palate of apple and citrus are highlighted by a lovely acidity and a soft and enticing finish.
Muscadet is not only the ideal choice for dishes like sautéed scallops or brook trout with beurre blanc sauce, it’s also exceptionally delicious with BBQ pulled pork and fried chicken, as it cuts through fat on the palate.
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The Pays Nantais, Loire’s only region abutting the Atlantic coast, is solely focused on the Melon de Bourgogne grape in its handful of subzones: Muscadet-Sèvre et Maine, Muscadet-Coteaux de la Loire and Muscadet-Côtes de Grandlieu. Muscadet wines are dry, crisp, seaside whites made from Melon de Bourgogne and are ideal for the local seafood-focused cuisine. (They are not related to Muscat.) There is a new shift in the region to make these wines with extended lees contact, creating fleshy and more aromatic versions.
Made famous in Muscadet, a gently rolling, Atlantic-dominated countryside on the eastern edge of the Loire, Melon de Bourgogne is actually the most planted grape variety in the Loire Valley. But the best comes from Muscadet Sèvre et Maine, a subzone of Pays Nantais. Somm Secret—The wine called Muscadet may sound suggestive of “muscat,” but Melon de Bourgogne is not related. Its name also suggests origins in Burgundy, which it has, but was continuously outlawed there, like Gamay, during the 16th and 17th centuries.