It’s one of the great travesties of the wine world that real Muscadet still barely attracts the attention of serious drinkers, with the exception of in-fashion sommeliers and wine writers. If anything, though, one might consider this a delightful blessing in disguise, for it undoubtedly keeps the prices down.
When it comes to Muscadet, value is truly the name of the game. This example, aged three months on the lees, is quite the value, with plenty of young fruit in the nose and a zesty zippiness on a palate. With very little apparent alcohol and elegant notes of pithy lemon and celery leaves, it’s a perfect foil for all kinds of fresh shellfish.
MSRP: $12.99 (April 2012)
Wine Lines Rating: 87