Muscadet

Muscadet is produced in 4 wine terroirs around the city of Nantes, in the West of the Loire Valley. The Muscadet Sèvre et Maine is the most important and the best of them.

In the Muscadet region, wine makers use to leave the grape juice to rest during winter before putting the wine in bottle.

Muscadet is a dry white wine that is a fine companion to shellfish.

The quality of Muscadet varies very much from one winery to another.

Muscadet wine information :

Name:

Appellation Muscadet Controlée
Appellation Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Controlée
Appellation Muscadet Coteaux de la Loire Controlée
Appellation Muscadet Côtes de Grandlieu Controlée

Location:

Around the city of Nantes, from Ancenis to the Atlantic coast

Places:Vallet, La Haye Fouassière, Le Landreau, Mouzillon, La Chapelle Heulin, Château Thébaud, Maisdon sur Sèvre, Le Landreau, Saint Philbert de Grand Lieu
Soil:Granite
Size:12,500 ha (30,900 acres)
Production:

almost 100 million bottles

Grapes:

Melon (or Muscadet)

Type of wines:Dry white wine
also sweet white wine
Age:Drink now and up to 2 years
Vintages:
(recommended)
2005
Aromas:

White flowers
Anise
Citrus

Food:

Oysters
Shellfish
Aperitif


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