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Staff Pick

Muscadet Sèvre et Maine "Selection," Dom. des Cognettes - 2015

Item # 29410 750mL
$12.96 $9.96 / Single Bottle
You Save 23%
$155.52 $107.57/ Case of 12
You Save 31%
Grape Variety

Tasting Notes

An easygoing Muscadet that's pleasurable both on its own or with classic shellfish. The nose mingles floral, herbal, and citrus components and gives way to an ample palate of honey, grapefruit, and oyster shells. This wine comes from Melon de Bourgogne, grown on Gabbro soils and stones. Gabbro is a unique igneous-based rock, which produces rich wines in the region with floral tones.

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Staff Pick Notes

Don't let the fantastic price convince you of anything other than this wine is a steal! Also known as Melon de Bourgogne in the Loire Valley, this refreshing, honeyed, bracingly acidic, and slightly saline white wine is a perfect pairing for oysters, a light Sunday brunch, or chilled by itself. Labeled "Sur Lie," the wine spends the winter resting on its lees. This adds a layer of complexity which accounts for its richness. Everyone will find value in the Selection des Cognettes.


Astor's Glossary of Terms

Melon de Bourgogne


The coolest (temperature-wise) of the Loire Valley appellations, this region is most famous for its bracingly dry, seafood-friendly whites. Made from the Melon de Bourgogne grape (virtually unheard of in the rest of the world), these refreshing wines are idyllic partners for oysters or mussels.


There’s a lot to remember when it comes to the Loire. Novices, take note: Cabernet Franc is a great alternative to Cabernet Sauvignon, Muscadet is unparalleled as a companion to shellfish, and Cour Cheverny is the best white wine appellation you’ve never heard of. As diverse as Loire wines are, one day soon you'll know your Melon de Bourgogne from your Romorantin.