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Domaine de l'Ecu Muscadet Granite
Domaine de l'Ecu
France - Loire Valley - Muscadet de Sevre et Maine sur lie

The wine is produced from 100% Melon de Bourgogne grapes that are sourced from a 2 hectare-vineyard.
This Granite boasts a white gold color, an elegant nose of pronounced mineral, flint and silex notes intertwined with aromas of citrus fruits and oyster shells. The attack is sharp and straight. The mouth is pure and fresh with iodine, chalky and salty notes, and citrussy flavors. A wine of great aging potential.

Specifications
Appellation
Muscadet de Sevre et Maine sur lie
Wine Type
White
Varietal(s)
100% Melon de Bourgogne
Agricultural Practices
Organic
Certifications
Ecocert
Soil type
Stony soil. Sub-sol: Two-Mica Granite.
Vinification
Yield: 40-45 hl/ha
Soil ploughing and soil scraping. Canopy management.
PRUNING: Simple Guyot
Orientation of the slopes is South West.
Hand harvested. No pumps, no racking of the must. Gentle pneumatic pressing. 100% natural yeast fermentation. Aged on the lees in underground vats.
Production
555 (9-liter cases)
Pairings

A perfect match to the following dishes:
Tartare of langoustines, zest of lime and mandarin.
Sushi and sashimi of white fish, sea bass and sea bream.
Shellfish, refined oysters, crayfish. Carpaccio of Scallops with kaffir lime zest.
Turbot, John Dory, Monkfish in sauce, Skate with capers, beurre noisette.
Eels "à la Provençale". Wild Sea Bass with an oyster sauce and seaweed butter.
Grilled Rabbit Leg with rosemary, tian of zucchinis.
Cheeses: Livarot, Epoisses, goat cheese.

Reviews and News

2015 Domaine de l'Ecu Muscadet Granite - 91 PTS - VINOUS

2015 Domaine de l'Ecu Muscadet Granite - 91 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo"The nose here is understated but appetizingly marine and lemon-zesty. Tangy and piquantly seed-tinged apple is laced with lemon zest on a polished, satisfyingly juicy palate. The sustained finish is bursting with brightness and mouthwateringly laced with mineral salts. - David Schildknecht”
- Vinous (May 2017), 91 pts

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2013 Domaine de l'Ecu Muscadet Granite - 89 PTS - WA

2013 Domaine de l'Ecu Muscadet Granite - 89 PTS - WA

wa89"The 2013 Muscadet Sevre et Maine Granite is more sensual than the 2013 Gneiss, showing clear and ripe golden pears and citrus flavors on the nose with aromatic herbs and a delicate iodine minerality. In contrast, the clear palate is marked by a pronounced acidity and a persistent salty and animating taste followed by ripe and succulent fruit flavors of honeydew melon. This is an impressive, quite complex Muscadet with a great aging potential. - Stephan Reinhardt"
- The Wine Advocate (Issue #215, October 2014), 89 pts

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2012 Domaine de l'Ecu Muscadet Granite - 90 PTS - WA

2012 Domaine de l'Ecu Muscadet Granite - 90 PTS - WA

wa90"The lemon colored 2012 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Granite offers brisk yeasty flavors with aromas of pineapples, limes, confit de citron and almond biscuit on the nose. Medium-to full-bodied, this is a complexly mineral wine with a juicy fruit expression and a slightly salty aftertaste. - Stephan Reinhardt"
- The Wine Advocate (Issue #215, October 2014), 90 pts

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Producer Information: Domaine de l'Ecu

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