La Morandiere Muscadet Sevre et Maine Sur Lie


The entry-level from this estate is a very serious wine. For its price, it overdoses on minerality, tension and texture. The natural fermentation softens the aromas into pretty white flower nose with citrus pith, wet stone and ocean spray. The 12-month sur lie aged wine is grown on the volcanic stone, Gabro (see “Lay of the Land”), sand and clay. All of which gives the wine its minerality, spirit and girth. As you could imagine, this wine would indeed go well with seafood, but because the texture is more full than most Muscadet wines, it could break the rules by going with heavier meats as well.