Haut Bourg Signature Cotes de Grandlieu Muscadet 2013
In the mood for fish, shellfish, or seafood? Then you'll want to pop this Haut Bourg Signature Cotes de Grandlieu Muscadet! It's beautifully dry with lovely acidity and minerality and delicious fruit and citrus notes. After 5 years of aging, it's perfectly primed and ready to enjoy. (It goes with lots of other things like chicken and pork roast too.) One of our favorites is the classic French combination of moules frites, mussels which are flash-cooked with a splash of Muscadet and then tossed with shallots and green herbs. You can have your frites on the side, or toss them with the moules. Sauteed trout with a beurre blanc is another tasty option. We love our shrimp and grits, and think this Signature alongside them. Which one makes your mouth water?
John Gilman, View from the Cellar: "Bourg The 2013 Signature bottling of Muscadet from Domaine du Haut Bourg is a late release from the brothers, Nicolas and Hervé Choblet. It was produced from old vines and spent five and a half years on its fine lees in 100% tank prior to bottling. The wine is excellent on both the nose and palate, with the bouquet jumping from the glass in a mix of tart orange, green apple, complex minerality, dried flowers and a topnote of ocean breeze. On the palate the wine is crisp, fullish and beautifully balanced, with a good core, fine mineral drive, still bright, zesty acids and lovely length and grip on the classy finish. This is a fine example of a perfectly aged Muscadet that is now at its peak, but still with plenty of life ahead of it. 2019-2030+."
Wine Spectator: "A charming side of Muscadet, with passion fruit and clementine notes matching the floral and mineral aromas and flavors beautifully. Savory mineral details mark the finish, prolonging the enjoyment and accentuating the experience. Drink now through 2026." Nov 2019
Winery: "This wine is from a 50 year old vineyard that is harvested later than the others. It stands apart with is rich and full taste. A perfect aperitif wine that you can also drink with scallops, shrimps and grilled fish.
Color: gold with green tints. Aromas: complex, citrus fruit, yellow peach, pears, liquorice. Palate: very rich with superb length. Serve with fish in sauce, scallops, goat’s cheese."
|Varietal||100% Melon De Bourgogne|
|Aging||Aged on the lees in tank for 5 years.
|Region||Loire Valley, France|