Lieu Dit (Muscadet: White)

Yes, this bottle says “Melon” on its front. No, no this wine is not made from melons (although that would be interesting..?).

Muscadet is an incredibly crisp, dry, light-bodied white wine made from the “melon grape,” typically produced in the Loire Valley of France.

I’d only ever seen Muscadet from France and occasionally from Oregon, but I saw this California Muscadet Lieu Dit and had to give it a try. I am now a strong believer that Muscadet can be produced incredibly well in Cali.

With aromas of lemon and fresh bread, this wine brings refreshing to another world. For those who don’t like “jump-in-your-face” wines, this bottle is for you. Its natural high acidity cleanses your palate like no other. Hint, hint: bring on the oysters! This wine is a perfect pairing.

Muscadet Lieu Dit is a bit pricey, but if you’re in a slight splurging mood, this wine certainly won’t waste your $22 bucks!

California

~$22

 

Pairing Suggestions

  • Oysters
  • Mussels
  • Seafood
  • Spicy food
  • Most acidic vinaigrettes
  • Root vegetables
  • Squash
  • Grilled cheese
  • French fries

 

Ratings

  • Tastefully Grace: 92
  • Wine Advocate: n/a
  • Wine Enthusiast: n/a
  • Wine Spectator: n/a

Clearly these wine critics are slacking…

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