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Best Muscadet Wine

Muscadet is a white French wine. It is made at the western end of the Loire Valley, near the city of Nantes in the Pays de la Loire region neighboring the Brittany Region. More Muscadet is produced than any other Loire wine.

It is made from the Melon de Bourgogne grape, often referred to simply as melon. The name seems to refer to a characteristic of the wine produced by the melon grape varietal : vin qui a un goût musqué - 'wine with a musk-like taste'.

Muscadet wines are often light bodied and almost always dry with very little, if any residual sugar. Left over carbon dioxide from the bottling process can leave the wines with a slight "prickly" sensation.

My reviews of these Muscadet white wines are updated weekly. These Muscadet white wines offer great taste at a good price. You'll find a definition of Muscadet wine at the bottom of this page as well as food pairings for Muscadet in my wine matcher. This is just a small set of my reviews, but you can get all of them when you join my wine community.
 

Domaine De La Tourlaudière Sur Lie Muscadet Sèvre & Maine 2010
Domaine De La Tourlaudière Sur Lie Muscadet Sèvre & Maine 2010

A.C., Loire, France

Alcohol: 12%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2012‐2014

 

LCBO: 171694  Check Stock

La Griffe Bernard Chereau Sevre & Maine Muscadet 2014
La Griffe Bernard Chereau Sevre & Maine Muscadet 2014

Loire A.C., France

Alcohol: 12%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2015‐2017

Sensational Shellfish Wine

 

LCBO: 948182  1322 in stock

Château Salmonière Vieilles Vignes Muscadet Sèvre & Maine 2012
Château Salmonière Vieilles Vignes Muscadet Sèvre & Maine 2012

Loire A.C., France

Alcohol: 12.2%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2013‐2016

Sensational Shellfish Wine

 

LCBO: 142380  Check Stock

Domaine De L'ardennerie Sèvre & Maine Christophe And Cédric Gobin Muscadet 2010
Domaine De L'ardennerie Sèvre & Maine Christophe And Cédric Gobin Muscadet 2010

A.C., Sur Lie, Loire, France

Alcohol: 12%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2012‐2014

 

LCBO: 279505  Check Stock

Les Bêtes Curieuses Gorges Sèvre & Maine Muscadet 2009
Les Bêtes Curieuses Gorges Sèvre & Maine Muscadet 2009

Loire A.C., France

Alcohol: 12.5%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2013‐2017

Splendid Salad Wine

 

LCBO: 429084  Check Stock


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Muscadet

Muscadet that have been aged sur lie can have very subtle "yeasty" aromas. The acidity keeps the wines light and refreshing. Some examples can have a slight "saltiness" about them.

Muscadet has been described by at least one wine critic as the "perfect oyster wine". The classic food and wine pairings in the Pays Nantais region is of Muscadet with the local seafood-particularly oysters. Other seafood dishes that Muscadet pair well includes lobster, shrimp and mullet.

The moderate alcohol levels of Muscadet (always under 12%) allows them to complement many types of dishes without overwhelming them. The light, crisp acidity can "cut through" (meaning it stands out against) rich, creamy dishes which can be a refreshing change of pace for the palate.

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