This is a great wine for the price and a superb introduction to natural wines without any funk. It's made from the grape variety used to make Muscadet wines, Melon de Bourgogne (Melon Blanc) and grown in a small plot of vineyard which is fully organic. Grapes are left on their skins for 12 hours then fermented using natural yeasts present on the grape skins.
Unlike the richer style of Muscadet Sèvre et Maine sur Lie (bottled in the Spring after harvest) this is bottled in early December with no lees ageing, and is naturally lower in alcohol (11%).
Pierre-Henri’s decision to name the variety - Melon Blanc - on the label means the wine can only be classified as a Vin de France, although it originates from one of the best sites in Muscadet Sèvre et Maine.
Refreshing and light, green melon fruit and a hint of salinity. An ideal aperitif wine, or perfect with seafood, lightly cooked fish, and salads.
If you like a dry white at a reasonable price, this is well worth a taste.