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Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.
Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.
Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.
Marc Ollivier's hand-crafted Muscadet has extended lees contact (in fact a rarity), giving his carefully-prepared wine the extra flavor, body, and crispness that makes it so refreshing. In addition, 40+ year-old vines, hand-harvesting, and natural yeast fermentation all add up to a major league, "soulful" Muscadet!
It's the perfect match for shellfish.
"This gneiss terroir performed well in the challenging 2011 vintage, creating a cool, spicy Muscadet that tastes like liquid stones. Its sandy mineral edge will cut right through freshly shucked oysters."
Wine & Spirits
Marc Ollivier"s Muscadet-sur-Lie is the authentic item - it has lees contact until the time of bottling. This extended contact gives it the crispness that makes Muscadet so refreshing. It is the traditional way to make Muscadet, but has become the exception as growers and shippers rush to bottle technically correct wines by early January.
Ollivier hand harvests, uses natural...Read More About Domaine de la Pepiere
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...Read More About Loire
Other White Wine
While there are a slew of other white varietals out there in the world, a few more worth knowing about...
Mostly grown and drunk in the northwest part of Spain,
Rias Baixas (in Galacia),
this grape is loved by almost
all who try it. A great alternative to Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and every other white grape, Albarino is
aromatically intense...Read More About Other White Wine
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