Muscadet, Chateau du Poyet, 2017

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Muscadet, Chateau du Poyet, 2017

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South east of Nantes on either side of the rivers of Sevre and Maine on ancient volcanic, sandy soils lie the best areas for Muscadet. The soil itself, devoid of chalk and limestone, is responsible for the wines lightness, acidity and freshness. ‘Sur Lie’ applied to the white wine of the Pays Nantais means that the wine should rest on its lees (sediment), either in vat or wooden fut during the winter following vinification, and that it must be bottled (without racking) before the 30th June of the following year.

This preserves the freshness of the wine as well as its slight prickle of CO2, which would be lost if it was transferred from vat to vat. This lively freshness is precisely why Muscadet remains the ideal tipple to accompany the delicious fruit de mer of the Breton coast.  

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