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MUSCADET

Production Region

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Ageing on Lees: Wines from the Gros Plant appellation can be vinified 'on their lees', a method first developed at the beginning of the 20th century. At this time, local tradition dictated that winemakers keep back a barrel of their finest wine to celebrate family occasions. Called a "barrique de noce" (wedding barrel), the wine waskept without "racking" - i.e. without the removal of sediment, or lees. After fermentation. the wine remained on its lees for 4-5 months. During this time, the yeast cells underwent a process called autolysis, which, winegrowers noticed, gave the wine a full, rounded character. Two thirds of all Muscadets (generic AOCs, regional appellation and Crus Communaux) are vinified "on their lees".

Climate

Clima

Temperate oceanic climate

Soil type

Igneous and metamorphic rock from the ArmoricanMassif: gneiss, micaschists, gabbro, amphibolite and granite

Varietals

Melon de bourgogne

Colour(s) and Style(s)

Dry white

Annual Production*

85 200 hl

or around 11 360 000 botlles

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Producers

330

producteur

Basic Yield

65 hl/ha

rendement

Conservation

9°- 11°

elevage

Food and Wine Parings

Menu
Starter

Fish and Seafood Canapés

Fresh Oysters

Main Course

Seafood, Smoked Eel, Sardines

Degustation
Look

Pale yellow with glimmers of green

Nose

Floral and fruit-forward

Palate

Fresh with a slight sparkle

* Annual average over the last 5 years

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