Domaine de la Combe Sevre et Maine Sur Lie Vieilles Vignes  Muscadet - Grain & Vine | Curated Wines, Rare Bourbon and Tequila Collection

Domaine de la Combe Sevre et Maine Sur Lie Vieilles Vignes Muscadet

$ 16

The vineyard lies on one of the best sites in Nantais at St Fiacre. Here the soils are layered with 'orthogneiss', a cracked mineral rich rock through which the vine roots weave and nourish the vine. 'Vieilles Vignes' is made from Nelly Marzellau's oldest 45 year old vines - a rarity for Muscadet where most are dug up after 40 years. Made traditionally at this small estate. The grapes were hand-picked, lightly pressed to keep all the delicacies and purity of flavour and fermented at cool temperatures to preserve aromas. The older vines need longer on their fine lees - five months in fact - and so are not bottled until a year after harvest in October.

 


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Flinty, lightly mineral with appley fruit and real texture and interest. The old vine fruit adds depth and mineral complexity to this fresh, savoury wine.

 

Muscadet Sevre et Maine is a true French classic and makes a perfect match for fish and shellfish.