Muscadet Vallet 2014 - Château de la Ragotière


Like many others, the Muscadet appellation is working to get more recognition for its high-end Cuvées with the creation several Cru Communaux, equivalent of Grand Cru in other regions. Vallet has not yet being approved but is in the pipeline for the coming years. Unanimously praised by critics like The Decanter or Wine Enthusiast, this is an exceptional Muscadet with a mineral and smoky nose. It shows great concentration and richness on the palate but still very dry and fresh. This wine demonstrates how complex a Muscadet can be and it clearly deserves to be considered as a Grand Cru!

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Like many others, the Muscadet appellation is working to get more recognition for its high-end Cuvées with the creation several Cru Communaux, equivalent of Grand Cru in other regions. Vallet has not yet being approved but is in the pipeline for the coming years. Unanimously praised by critics like The Decanter or Wine Enthusiast, this is an exceptional Muscadet with a mineral and smoky nose. It shows great concentration and richness on the palate but still very dry and fresh. This wine demonstrates how complex a Muscadet can be and it clearly deserves to be considered as a Grand Cru!

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Wine CharacteristicsWhen & how to drink?
 
Producer
Vintage
Appellation
Region
Type
Grape
Château de la Ragotière
2014
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
Scallops, lobster, Asian food, grilled fish
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Soil
Vineyard
Exposure
Vines
Yield
Harvest
Alcohol
Ageing
Micaschiste Albitic
Organic (Terra-Vitis certification)
South
Over 50 years old
30 hl/ha
Manual
12%
On fine lees in underground tanks for 30 months
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What experts say  
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94/100 "Inviting, smoky nose magnified by a soupçon of crystalline citrus fruit. The palate is no less convincing, with sweet and concentrated fruit in unison with a vivacious minerality and fresh acidity; long, and impressive." (previous vintage)

  
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92/100 "Aged on its lees for 30 months and bottled in March, this is an exceptional Muscadet. It still has plenty of freshness along with a tight, mineral texture and lightly smoky flavors. The concentration gives the wine richness while it remains bone dry and crisp. It is ready to drink." (previous vintage)

92/100 "Beautiful gold colour. Deep, mineral and smoky nose, fragrances of slightly candied citrus (mandarin), apricot touch. Mighty palate, full-bodied with a lot of freshness and a young and fiery acidity. Great terroir wine." (previous vintage)

 

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Muscadet Vallet 2014 - Château de la Ragotière

Muscadet Vallet 2014 - Château de la Ragotière

Like many others, the Muscadet appellation is working to get more recognition for its high-end Cuvées with the creation several Cru Communaux, equivalent of Grand Cru in other regions. Vallet has not yet being approved but is in the pipeline for the coming years. Unanimously praised by critics like The Decanter or Wine Enthusiast, this is an exceptional Muscadet with a mineral and smoky nose. It shows great concentration and richness on the palate but still very dry and fresh. This wine demonstrates how complex a Muscadet can be and it clearly deserves to be considered as a Grand Cru!