Département is the story of French wine in numbers, a collection that delivers an outstanding example of a regions best work. Département 44 Muscadet is the perfect balance between the refreshing, saline bite of an apple or lemon fruit, with added depth and texture provided by time spent in contact with lees. It is as fine as Muscadet gets.
Departement 44 Muscadet Sevre-et-Maine
for the equivalent of £12.75 a bottle
CASE OF 6 BOTTLES
Grower: Vineyard Productions
Grape Variety: Melon de Bourgogne
Style: Fresh and Vibrant
Appellation: Muscadet Sèvre-et-Maine
Alcohol: 12.5% ABV
Bottle Size: 75cl
3 in stock
Picpoul is known locally as the ‘Lip Stinger’, labelled that because of its naturally vibrant acidity, resulting in one of France’s greatest crisp white wines. Playing with this concept of ‘sting’ we named this wine ‘The Bee’ or ‘l’Abeille’, the winemaking is less tongue in cheek though. Taking concepts of ‘sur lie’ from Muscadet, we take lean, fresh Picpoul and work on the mid palate richness, to create an incredibly textural wine that really stands out in the glass. The vineyards overlook the Basin de Thau, the largest oyster beds in Europe.