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DOMAINE DE LA COMBE Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Sur Lie 2019

(Muscadet Sèvre et Maine, Loire Valley, France) $18

A good Muscadet makes you want to throw some shrimp or vegetables on the grill. A good Muscadet can rival limeade in its refreshing-ness. A good Muscadet is so bright and pure it tastes like cold sunlight. All of these come to play in Domaine de la Combe’s Muscadet which spends eight months on the lees before being bottled, giving the wine a slight creaminess (a perfect juxtaposition to its crispness). The wine—100% from the grape variety Melon de Bourgogne—comes from vines planted in the 1950s on a south-facing cliff above the Sèvre River. In contrast to the many large commercial producers of Muscadet, Pierre-Henri Gadais, the fifth-generation owner/winemaker, makes wines that are artisanal and his vineyards are organic. A hot summer night and you need this. (12% abv)

91 points KM

Available at The Wine House

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