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2015 Domaine de l'Ecu Muscadet Classic

Producer: Domaine de l'Ecu
Country/Region: France - Loire Valley - Muscadet de Sevre et Maine sur lie

This vintage claims to be “Classic” purely to set itself apart from the tendancy to promote wines whose aromas have their origin neither in the variety of grape nor in the locality...This Muscadet is developed and vinified to be appreciated young “on the fruit”. It is crystal clear and the color of yellow straw. Lime, grapefruit, white fruits, pear and apple, salty and citrus notes are generously present on the nose.
The mouth is rich, straight, providing a beautiful acid screen; lime and soft notes of the sea provide a good balance and a great freshness in this Muscadet, superb landmarks which stretch to the end....

2015 Domaine de l'Ecu Muscadet Classic
Vintage: 2015
Grape Varietals: 100% Melon de Bourgogne
ABV: 12%
Aging: Aged “on the lees” in underground vats covered with glass tiles during 14 months
Serving Temp: 50-55°F
Closure: Cork
Agricultural Method: Biodynamic
Production: 555 cases

Wine Making Notes:

GRAPE-VARIETY: Melon de Bourgogne. (Local name of the Muscadet grape)
SURFACE: 4.50 ha (11.12 acres).
AGE OF VINES: 30-35 years old.
CARACTERISTICS OT THE TERRITORY: Loire Valley vineyard
Orientation of the slopes is WEST and NORTH WEST.
Soil is Siliceous with a sub-soil of metamorphic rock.
PRODUCTION: 45 hl/ha
Soil ploughing and soil scraping. Canopy management.
PRUNING: Simple Guyot.
VINIFICATION AND REFINING:
Organicly farmed since 1975.
Biodynamic – Demeter certified since 1998
- 100 % hand-picked grapes
- Reception of the grape harvest by gravity.
- No use of pumps.
- Pneumatic pressing.
- No racking of the must.
- Fermentation 100 % natural yeast.
- Aged “on the lees” in underground vats
covered with glass tiles during 14 months.


Pairings:

This Muscadet would be a good accompaniment to a seafood platter, an oily fish, a white meat or would, of course, be the ideal companion to your aperitif.

Product Formats:

Item Number Unit Units/Case Type UPC - bottle SCC - case SRP/Unit
F1EE109026MLS 750ml 12 Glass 7 84585 02085 0 1 07 84585 02085 7 $16.99