MUSCADET SÈVRE ET MAINE VIEILLES VIGNES
2015 MUSCADET SÈVRE ET MAINE Vieilles Vignes Sur Lie Domaine Bruno Cormerais
|Grapes||Melon de Bourgogne|
We have been searching for a long time for a characterful, well priced Muscadet and have kissed many frogs. But this little star hit the bull's eye, good intensity of citrus fruit, just a hint of fennel and then a touch of creaminess, yes some personality to draw you back for another glass. Drinking range: 2018 - 2020 L&S (Jul 2018)
*Case price discount: Mix any 12 bottles (or 9l equivalent) of wine or 6 bottles of Champagne, Spirits or Fortified to get the 'case price' for each bottle.
With skilled winemakers working with older vines on the right soils, the melon de bourgogne gape can be almost chablis-esque in its combination of raciness and minerals and, as it ages, savouriness, as Domaine Cormerais’ pristine subtly herbal expression deliciously showsDavid Williams, The Observer(Mar 2019)
Salty with bright, soft fruit. Easy and with a good line through it. Drinking range: 2018 - 2019 Rating: 16 Jancis Robinson MW OBE - www.JancisRobinson.com(Oct 2018)
Domaine Bruno Cormerais
A family domaine of 28 hectares. Bruno's son Maxime took over from his father in 2014. The property is in the south-west corner of the appellation, and the soil here is granitic, so, as they put it, "un terroir granitique pour un Muscadet atypique" - an atypical Muscadet from an atypical terroir. The main difference here is how wonderfully intense the wines are. Serious and beautifully shaped - the minerality keeps the wine so focused and taut. The wine needs time - Maxime makes some cuvées that he keeps for over 8 years on their lees - the wine we most enjoy is a less intellectual affair - the 'Vieilles Vignes'. This spends the maximum time allowed on the lees - and then he keeps for another year in bottle before he is happy for it to be drunk. It is well worth the wait! Delicious pure and long. Think shell-fish think lightly flavoured white meat dishes or simply enjoy as a crisp long aperitif. A super new find.
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