A Stroll Through Muscadet
Today I stopped at Brooklyn Wine Exchange for a Sauvignon Blanc under $20. Pickings were slim so I decided to give another popular gape of the Loire Valley at try and went with Les Grands Presbyteres's Muscadet Sevre et Maine. Now leave it to the French to make the most confusing wine names and labels in the wine world. But I'm here to help you break this down. So here we go:
Name: Muscadet Sevre et Maine
Producer: Les Grands Presbyteres
Region: Muscadet (Loire Valley)
Where Purchased: Brooklyn Wine Exchange
Despite all the complication in the fermentation process and labeling of this wine I wasn't too keen on it. It's not that it's necessarily bad, but I found the wine void of much flavor which was a bit surprising as I caught some pleasurable strawberry Bubble Yum Bubble Gum, sweet peas, and lemon on the nose. In a nutshell it's a pretty borning and forgetable wine. If you're into that sort of thing or you just really love Muscadet knock yourself out and pair with seafood like raw oysters, clam chowder, sushi, or cheeses like Guda, Feta, or Comte.