L'oiseau D'or Muscadet Sèvre et Maine, 2012
Patrick: “Muscadet is from the Loire Valley and come from mineral-heavy soil, so they tend to be brighter and dry and fresh. That really held on to the gas. Muscadet is something you’d typically have with oysters, so having something that’s assertive and mineral-driven makes sense. I don’t know if the minerality is helping it hold onto the bubbles, but it works.
Jeremy: “It’s very bubbly. Almost sour.”
Patrick: “That’s the nature of the wine: it’s already going to be super-high in acid. Muscadet grows in a cool climate, it’s further towards the coast. That’s an area where you’ll get wine that’s brighter and fresher, because of the climate. It’s a summertime wine.”