Muscadet is one of the oldest AOC (Appellation Origine Controlee) in France.
Christophe Drouard has 16 hectares of 40 year old vines in the commune of Monnières-Saint Fiacre which, from the 2019 vintage, is due to be added to the three existing Muscadet villages awarded Cru status for the distinctive character and quality of their wines. Christophe’s exemplary Muscadet, which rests on its lees throughout the winter and is unfined and only lightly filtered before bottling, has soft ripe citrus and melon fruit with subtle underlying richness.
Region : Loire Valley
Appellation : Muscadet de Sèvre et Maine sur Lie
Colour : White
Grape Variety : Melon de Bourgogne
Agricultural practices : Sustainable
ABV : 12%
Ageing : The wine is vinified at 21°in underground glass-lined vats, the malolactic fermentation being disallowed, and the wine rests on its lees (sur lie) throughout the winter.Tasting notes: Fresh and clean, this wine has some floral and peach notes.
Serving temperature : 10 – 12 °C
Food pairing : Aperitif, seafood