Comte Leloup de Chasseloir
Muscadet Sèvre et Maine sur Lie
A different—and in our view the best—Muscadet there is. Made from 100-year-old vines by Bernard Carré with grapes all meticulously picked by hand and aged with their 'lees' to give richness and body. Most of this very small production goes to France's top restaurants.
The Press92 points. 'One minute this impresses me most with its sheer richness of ripe orchard character and silken texture, the next for its mysterious meld of mineral elements and its sheer refreshment. Almond cream, quince, salt, chalk and iodine—not to mention luscious citrus—are among the elements informing this wine’s kaleidoscopic finish. As I have written before, that one can savour a wine with such complexity and from ungrafted hundred year old vines for $20 is remarkable and I cannot imagine what any readers who have not already had the experience are waiting for. Futhermore this will drink for at least the next half dozen years.'—Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate 'A revelation at the price. Quite simply one of the most versatile and best value summer wines on the market today. Bursting with ripe, firm fruit this has an added complexity to its character that could be mistaken for oak age. Sensational value for under £10.'—Will Lyons, Scotland on Sunday 'The Muscadet is quite sensational.'—Simon Hoggart, The Spectator, April 2008
Our tasting notesPale yellow in colour with a rich and concentrated nose. Firm, ripe, mature fruit—almost vigorous. Rich and refreshing with complex flavours. A very serious Muscadet that will go with anything, although langoustines and oysters immediately spring to mind.
Wine dataGrape variety: Melon de Bourgogne
Appellation: AC Muscadet Sèvre et Maine
About MuscadetMuscadet is produced in 4 appellations around the City of Nantes in the Loire—Muscadet Sèvre et Maine is the best of them. The top producers make their wine 'sur lie'—leaving the grape lees in with the wine for up to 6 months to give it extra body and richness. The wines are made with a unique grape, Melon de Bourgogne, which was introduced into the region by the Dutch wine trade in the 17th century. While much Muscadet remains pretty ordinary and unexciting, there has as elsewhere in France been a winemaking revolution in the last few years and the best 'sur lie' wines have a bone-dry tangy freshness that is perfect with seafood.
Prices are all-inclusive for deliveries within the Republic of Ireland. Minimum total order is 1 case (12 bottles of 75cl equivalent) and may be mixed 2 cases (24 bottles of 75cl equivalent) of your choice. We use recycled boxes for our mixed cases to help protect the environment. For more details, please view our ordering information or contact us on 01 845 7645 or firstname.lastname@example.org