Laurent Charrier and mother run this estate which has been certified organic since 1997. The family vineyards are a bit spread out with small holdings in Anjou and Coteaux du Layon in addition to their primary vineyard in Saumur. There is tart apple and pear on the nose with light stony minerality and lemon rind. On the palate the acidity adds structures with lemon and apple leading the flavors. A clean, pure finish makes this a classy pairing. try it with: White wine beurre blanc with peas and smoked salmon over pasta, pierogi topped with fontina, roasted turkey, mulligatawny
This property, owned by the Boissonneau family since 1839, is situated in the Entre Deux Mers region. Since 2007, the vineyard has been farmed organically, and it’s been certified organic since 2011.
This white is made from a blend of 60% Sauvignon Blanc, 35% Semillon, and 5% Muscadelle. The Sauvignon Blanc undergoes a “maceration pelliculaire”, i.e. contact between the skins and the free-run juice (juice that is obtained without pressing). The different varieties are vinified separately and fermented in stainless steel, creating a crisp white with weight, ripe apple notes, and big minerality lingering on the finish.
Country: France Region: Muscadet Sevre et Maine AOC Varietal: Melon de Bourgogne Vintage: 2011 Body: light Alcohol: 12%
Repeat after us -- This is not Muscat. Not that we don’t like a good Muscat, but this wine couldn’t be much more different. Starting with the grape…this is the Melon de Bourgogne grape from the Muscadet appellation in the Loire Valley region of France. So far so good? Well it 's about to get better. Dry and crisp, this wine has lovely minerality, a generous array of white fruit, with threads of pineapple rind, apple and sea salt. All this from organic grapes. Simply wonderful. try it with: Muscadet is the classic pairing with mussels, also good with oysters, shrimp, sandwiches, afternoon snacks, warming by the fire