|Grapes||Melon de Bourgogne|
Another top release from young Maxime Cormerais. After our long search for a characterful, well priced Muscadet it is a joy to have added this star wine to the list. Loaded with good intensity of citrus fruit, just a hint of fennel and then a touch of creaminess, buckets of personality to draw you back for another glass. L&S (Jul 2019)
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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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