Chereau Carre Muscadet Comte Leloup de Chasseloir Centenaires 2005

White Wine from Loire, France

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Item No. 106587
  • RP92
  • W&S92
Style: Rich & Creamy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Alcohol By Volume: 12.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

100 % Melon de Bourgogne from 100+ year old vines. The grapes are harvested at optimum maturity and only by hand. This allows the removal of any parts of the bunch affected by botrytis. Fermentation is carried out in stainless steel vats and continues the process of settling on the lees over a period of several months. The bottling commences seven months after the harvest in May. The minerality of the soil allows the wine to age in the bottle and to continue to its full maturity after several years

The wine develops complex flavors whilst preserving its freshness. Many vintages that are stored in the cellars are appreciated over a decade.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2005 Chateau de Chasseloir Comte Leloup de Chasseloir Muscadet de Sevre et Maine Sur Lie Cuvee des Ceps Centenaires smells of fresh lime and lemon, oyster shell and salt spray, and a Chenin-like meld of quince and pear. Along with citrus and orchard fruits, a briny-nutty meld of flavors in this wine reminds me of the freshly sauteed smelts I would in any event be inclined to drink it with! One minute this impresses me most with its sheer richness of ripe orchard fruit character and silken texture, the next for its mysterious meld of mineral elements and its sheer refreshment. Almond cream, quince, salt, chalk, and iodine – not to mention luscious citrus – are among the elements informing this wine’s kaleidoscopic finish. As I have written before, that one can savor a wine with such complexity and from un-grafted hundred year old vines for $20 is remarkable, and I cannot imagine what any readers who have not already had the experience are waiting for. Furthermore, this will drink well for at least the next half dozen years."
92 Points

"Made from vines more than 100 years old, this has an uncommon depth and complexity of flavor. with a pronounced leesiness resembling the flor character of a Fino sherry. It's stony and subtly nuanced, showing a silky texture and harmonious length."
92 Points

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Learn About Chereau Carre

The House of Chereau Carre occupies the most privileged position in the Nantes region of France. This family owned property dates back to the 15th century and features vines that cover over 267 acres of the highest quality soil in the prized region of the Sevre-et-Maine. Bernard Chereau currently manages his family"s property. He runs three separate estates within his family"s...

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It's unfortunate that this region is so under appreciated and overlooked - the wines from the Loire Valley are outstanding. They are delicious examples of varietal and soil expression and the wide range of wines is so refreshing. Dry, sweet, sparkling, red, white… all represented here in the Loire. The main white grapes are Chenin Blanc, Muscadet and Sauvignon Blanc. For reds...

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