Discover this wine before everyone else does!
After years of being in the wine business, one thing has stayed consistent.
Several years or months after Dominique discovers something every wine publication follows suit.
By accident? No.
So be "in the know" with these wines before all the other sommeliers are too!
We did a zoom tasting series in May featuring these wines and they were the biggest hit!
Domaine de la Bournaire Muscadet
Special edition 1996 and 2010 vintages
So why this wine?
This wine has long been known as a very regional wine, easy, zesty and paired with seafood.
Muscadet sits in the Pay Nantais region in the Lower Loire very close to the Atlantic Ocean.
However, the grape varietal,
Melon De Bourgogne reins from...
you guessed it, Burgundy.
The vines were pulled out in the 18th century and only Chardonnay was allowed to be planted
(along with Pinot Noir).
Winemaker Véronique Günther Chéreau, the grande dame of the Muscadet region decided to revive the grandeur of Melon de Bourgogne and show not only Muscadet but prove to Burgundy what this grape can truly do.
She uses extended skin contact and a longer time on the yeast cells known as the "lees"
(you'll see 'sur lie' on the label)
to bring out greater complexity, textures and layers in the wine.
Her wines are bottled single-vineyard, with no mixing of these individual vineyard-based cuvees. Each vintage is also kept on the lees differently, some several months and some several years, all decisions made based off of what the wine and the year had to say.
Certified organic and with only the absolute necessary amounts of sulfur additions.
We bring this profound and reflective wine to you now as the perfect end of summer wine but also as the ideal shift pairing into fall.
It will find its place among many different dishes at your table.
*Think richer white Burgundy with a little ageing texture enhancement meets the mineral salinity of the Atlantic Ocean, the kind of "surf and turf" we dream of.