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Bretonnière Muscadet Wine of the Week 1/28

This Week’s Wine of the Week, is the Domaine de la Bretonnière, Muscadet Sever & Maine, 2018. I am super excited to share the Bretonnière Muscadet as the wine of the week with you. Yes, of course this wine is delicious, but I wanted to focus on some information on the label before we go into what’s this week’s wine of the week’s bottle. Link to the video below.

Bretonnière Muscadet Wine of the Week
  1. Producer:  Domaine de la Bretonnière
  2. Muscadet: is an appellation (not the grape) in the Loire Valley in the Center of France. The Muscadet appellation is coastal and is along the Atlantic coast; so, the climate is cool and maritime.  
  3. Grape: Melon de Bourgogne
  4. Sevre & Maine– is a confluence of two rivers. It is also a sub appellation of Muscadet. This is where some of the most serious and respected white wines from this area are produced.  
  5. “Sur Lie” – means the wine has had extended lees contact which gives a round texture and complimenting the acidity.  
  6. Taste: The wine is very high in acidity making it a perfect food wine; particularly with shellfish (raw bar) which is the quintessential pairing for the wine. Yummy with brussels sprouts. On the palate I got unripe, tart apple, lemon curd, lots of minerality.

Regine Rousseau

Regine Rousseau is the CEO of Shall We Wine, author of Searching for Cloves and Lilies. She is a TV personality. Rousseau holds a Level II Certification from the International Sommerlier Guild and a Bourbon Stewart Certification from Stave and Thief.

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