Old Vines usually bring additional complexity and concentration to a wine. This Muscadet Sélection Vieilles Vignes definitely has it. It remains a typical Muscadet, with its mineral and salty nose, citrus notes and great freshness but with and little bit more texture and intensity on the finish. Brilliant wine if you are looking for something a bit more complex and which has just been awarded a bronze medal at the Decanter World Wine Awards!
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|Wine Characteristics||When & how to drink?|
Château de la Ragotière
Muscadet Sèvre et Maine sur Lie
Dry white wine
Melon de Bourgogne
from now to 2019
Open and drink
Scallops, lobster, Asian food, grilled fish
Organic (Terra-Vitis certification)
Up to 60 years old
On fine lees in underground tanks for 10 months
|What experts say|
Bronze Medal at Decanter World Wine Awards 2017
87/100 "A mineral nose with touches of salt, the palate has energy with supple peach and pear fruit."
89/100 "This old vine cuvée (most vines over 50 years of age) was aged on its lees for eight months in stainless steel. A crisp, classic Muscadet made from tiny yields of 25 hectoliters per hectare, it exhibits lots of grapefruit and other assorted citrus notes in a fresh, light-bodied style with surprising intensity for a Muscadet. Drink it over the next 1-2 years." (previous vintage)
86/100 "Bright peach and grapefruit notes are backed by a twinge of fresh thyme. Drink now."
89/100 "The old vines here do give some concentration. More importantly, they give a great swathe of ripe fruit that is so crisp and refreshing. Lemon and the lightest texture are lifted by intense acidity and a lively, fresh aftertaste. This wine is ready to drink." (previous vintage)