The Loire Valley of France is home to some of best white wines in the world. Sancerre, Vouvray, Pouilly-Fumé, Cour-Cheverny, Muscadet sevre et Maine… All classics from a wide range of terroirs, styles, and grapes. This month’s wine is an amalgam of what Loire has to offer being a blend of the three main grapes of the region: 50% Melon de Bourgogne, 30% Chardonnay, and 20% Sauvignon Blanc.
“Domaine de la Fruitière farms over 40 hectares of this and produces both Muscadet Sèvre et Maine as well as Vin de Pays from grapes such as Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Regardless of the varietal, the vines are planted on rock, and in most cases, sheer cliffs of rock through which the roots have to bury for meters for any hydric source. The vines, and the wines, are fed by water that is awash in wet rock.. Combine this with the cold Atlantic breezes and you’ve got an amazing cool climate, high cut, precise bottle of white wine.”
Quick Tasting Notes: Considering the terroir, it is not surprising that this white has extreme focus and precision. A touch of tart apple and pear soften a mineral driven finish. Pairs great with Oysters and other seafood, but also great with goat cheeses or creamy Brie.