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MUSCADET SÈVRE & MAINE SUR LIE 2020 BY VIGNOBLE DROUARD

Muscadet Sèvre & Maine Sur Lie 2020 by Vignoble Drouard—and Muscadet Sèvre-et-Maine in general— are measured on a quality-to-price ratio, they rate as genuinely great white wines. These wines have been hiding in plain sight forever, yet continue to be overlooked: the Muscadets of the lower Loire Valley are some of our favourite white-wine values.

These wines have been hiding in plain sight forever, yet continue to be overlooked: the Muscadets of the lower Loire Valley are some of our favourite white-wine values.

Vignoble Drouard is a Loire Valley producer whose prices remain frozen in the past. This latest vintage is loaded with mineral depth, delicious fruit, with a touch of hazelnut creaminess imparted from time spent aging “sur lie” (translating to “on the lees”, or spent yeast cells, left over from fermentation).

One of the greatest parts of preparing a meal is thinking about the wines that you are going to enjoy with it. When it comes to seafood, Muscadet is one of our favourites. Ideal for oysters and other shellfish as well as salmon tartar or just as an aperitif.

WHAT THE CRITICS SAY ABOUT MUSCADET SÈVRE & MAINE SUR LIE 2020

Gold Medal
Concours International de Lyons, 2021

Bottle of Muscadet Sèvre & Maine held up with one hand underneath and another at the top.

WHAT OUR MEMBERS SAY

★★★★★

“Muscadet est nécessaire. Very good with seafood.”
John P. – Verified Buyer – 10/22/21

“Great find.”
Joseph M. – Verified Buyer – 09/22/21

“Excellent. One of our favourites.”
Bill W. – Verified Buyer – 09/22/21 

“Loved it. Unfortunately my daughter liked it too.”
Bill M – Verified Buyer – 08/01/21

MUSCADET SÈVRE & MAINE SUR LIE 2020: CHARACTERISTICS

BODY /  STYLE / OAK / Medium-bodied / smooth, silky, floral, fruity and mineral / Unoaked

SWEETNESS / Extra Dry

CELLARING / Drink now

BEST PAIRINGS / Breads, Cured Meat, Ham, Rich Fish, Soft Cheese, White Meat

TASTING NOTE / “From a plot of 35 year-old vines bordering the river Maine. Pale yellow with golden nuances. The wine reveals citrus fruit flavours and a hint of hazelnut. Fruity, floral and elegant, with a slight sparkle and ending with an aromatic finish. Ideal for oysters and other shellfish as well as salmon tartar or just as an aperitif.”

A LITTLE HISTORY

Originating from early Roman plantings and produced all through the Middle Ages, the wines from Loire have been blessed by religious orders, drunk by nobility and written about by scholars such as native son François Rabelais.

It’s simple to explain why the Loire Valley is one of our favourite wine regions. We simply can’t think of any other place where you can find so much diversity of grape varieties alongside such excellent value and a high proportion of small-scale winemakers devoted to farming organically. Such as today’s featured winemaker Christophe Drouard of Domaine de la Noe, whose wine hales from a plot of 35 year-old vines bordering the river Maine.

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