The Muscadet-Sèvre et Maine sub-appellation produces 80% of all Muscadet wine. Covering 8,200 hectares with 23 villages, the appellation is named after the rivers Sèvre and Maine that flow through it. Soil types ranges from granite and schist hillsides around the village of Saint-Fiacre-sur-Maine, to the predominantly clay based soils of Vallet. Almost half of the wine is aged sur lie.
A great dry white wine with a unique style & a fine and delicate minerality. Beautiful tension on the palate followed by hints of flower, melon and lime; crisp finish.
Ideal with all fishes, seafood and for sure oysters but do not hesitate to match it as well with a great goat cheese.
"Here’s a Muscadet bursting with stone-fruit flavors—apricot, peach and nectarine. Some skin contact firms up its texture, while the citrusy acidity and floral notes peek through around the edges. It’s ready for the subtle sweetness of fresh shellfish, gently prepared.”
- Wine & Spirit Magazine (Spring 2022), 91 pts BEST BUY
"The light colored 2017 Muscadet Sevre et Maine is 100% Melon and is a fresh, quaffable effort that has plenty to like in its citrus, pear, and subtle mineral-laced aromas and flavors. It sells for a song and would be a solid house white to enjoy over the coming year or two.”
- Jeb Dunnuck (March 27th 2019), 87 pts
Alain de la Treille was born in 1925 in Saint Georges sur Cher, located in the heart of the Touraine vineyards. A farmer and wine enthusiast, he spent his life ...