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Staff Pick

Muscadet sur Lie, Ch. de l'Aujardière - 2017

Item # 33253 750mL
$9.96/ Single Bottle
$119.52 $107.57/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

Muscadet aged on the lees are wonderful companions to fish dishes be they with seared scallops in a butter sauce, smoked salmon or herbed trout. Enjoy this dry, lively white wine with a chill.


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Staff Pick Notes

An inexpensive bottle of white wine for the discerning palate is much harder to find than an equivalent red. For those who find themselves in this struggle, I hope you've given Muscadet a try. Touted as the ideal match for oysters, Muscadet is also the ideal match for any white wine drinker who enjoys high-acid, food-friendly grapes like Albariño and Sauvignon Blanc. L'Aujardière's version has the classic high-acid and slightly-round body that characterizes wines from this grape, with balanced white fruit flavors that remind me of fresh pears. You don't even need oysters. I once paired this with cheese stuffed poblanos and red salsa. Whenever I need a crisp, easy white, I don't hesitate to pick up this bottle.

- TT

Astor's Glossary of Terms

Melon de Bourgogne

Loire

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.