Muscadet Les Schistes 2016 - Château de la Ragotière

Muscadet is a white wine from the western Loire Valley made exclusively from a grape called Melon de Bourgogne. This cuvée, named after the Schist soil which are a characteristic of the Muscadet appellation, is the best example of this mineral and fresh wine. It opens on lemon and salt notes, then develops crisp fruits aroma to finish on a lovely acidity. Muscadet is the perfect partner to oysters but also a great aperitif wine on its own. We don’t often see an entry-level Muscadet of this quality…

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Muscadet is a white wine from the western Loire Valley made exclusively from a grape called Melon de Bourgogne. This cuvée, named after the Schist soil which are a characteristic of the Muscadet appellation, is the best example of this mineral and fresh wine. It opens on lemon and salt notes, then develops crisp fruits aroma to finish on a lovely acidity. Muscadet is the perfect partner to oysters but also a great aperitif wine on its own. We don’t often see an entry-level Muscadet of this quality…

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Wine Characteristics When & how to drink?
 
Producer
Vintage
Appellation
Region
Type
Grape
Château de la Ragotière
2016
Muscadet Sèvre et Maine sur Lie
Loire Valley
Dry white wine
Melon de Bourgogne
 
Drink
Open
Serve
Food
from now to 2019
Open and drink
10-12°C
Aperitif, oysters, raw or grilled fish
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Soil
Vineyard
Exposure
Vines
Yield
Harvest
Alcohol
Ageing
Silico-argillaceous
Organic (Terra-Vitis certification)
South, South-East
20 to 35 years old
55 hl/ha
Manual
12%
On fine lees for 7 months
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What experts say    
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91/100 BEST BUY "Schist soil is characteristic of the Muscadet Sèvre et Maine region. It gives texture to a wine such as this, with its tight, mineral character and great freshness. This complex, densely structured wine is packed with very crisp fruit and lively acidity. This is the perfect wine for Muscadet's natural partner, shellfish." (previous vintage)

   
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87/100 "Pale golden colour, young hints. Nice mineral nose, salty and lemony. Palate is rich in aroma with a candied and generous finish. A Muscadet without frills, in style, perfect for oyster." (previous vintage)

 

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