Stéphane et Vincent Perraud, Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Sur Lie ‘Selection des Cognettes’ 2011

Perraud Muscadet 2011 #1

Straw.  A bit of petillance gives it levity.  Insistent, ashen nose: citrus fruit, wet stone, smoky lees reduction and a coastal salinity.  Scrupulous if not stern (like the ’10) on the palate, defined by its mineral-rich backbone and articulated in lemon charcoal, green apple, burning-leaf.  Pomelo and fleur du sel finish.  For a wine of no more than light body, this muscadet leaves an indelible mark.  Now – 2015.

Perraud Muscadet 2011

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