Clay over volcanic rock is part of the terroir that makes this certified organic white. It is matured on its lees. Lees are the natural deposit formed by the solid particles in the wine over the winter. After alcoholic fermentation is complete, the wine rests on its lees all winter until bottling at the end of March.
It is never racked, which allows the conservation of a small quantity of carbon dioxide, giving the wine a fine beading, a quality appreciated by many.
The palate is dominated by lively acidity, impeccably balanced by a refreshing tropical fruity note mixed with a soft creamy texture.
The Goddess of Wine tells me I often serve my whites too cool …except this one. She says Chill it well. So we did, and served it with fish.
An interesting mystery to solve would be to try a red from the same terroir.
MUSCADET SEVRE ET MAINE SUR LIE – CHATEAU DE LA GRAVELLE 18
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