MUSCADET SUR LIE DOMAINE DE LA COMBE 2019

£10.35

Loire – Crisp zesty dry white classic. Perfect accompaniment for shellfish.

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Description

Delightful, traditionally made Muscadet from a star of the region. Crisp, flinty notes with a hint of lemon on the nose. The palate has fresh, zesty, savoury bites with hints of green apple along with yeasty lees notes. This wine begs for shellfish, but would also work well with fresh white fish and roast chicken.

 

GRAPE Melon de Bourgogne CLOSURE Screw cap
REGION Loire VEGETARIAN Yes
VINTAGE 2019/20 VEGAN Yes
ABV 12% ORGANIC No

 

DRY    *________|________|________|________|     SWEET

LIGHT  *________|________|________|________|     FULL BODIED

NO OAK  *________|________|________|________|   OAKY

 

 

 

Additional information

Domaine de la Combe

Domaine de la Combe (formerly Domaine les Grands Presbytères) in the village of Saint-Fiâcre, is nestled in the cradle of the Muscadet appellation between the two rivers of Sèvre and Maine. The slopes of these river valleys give the vines unique exposure. After centuries of erosion they grow on a terroir of schist, gneiss and mineral rich orthogneiss, a soil composition that means Saint-Fiâcre is considered one of the best sites for Muscadet Sèvre et Maine.Wines are made from vines of different ages. The oldest were planted in 1950s – a rarity in an area where most are dug up after 40 years – whilst the most recent plantings date from 2016. Not only are new vines being planted when necessary, but the planting density is being increased from 7,000 to 7,700 vines per hectare to force the roots deeper into the rocky soils.After working in vineyards across the world, Pierre-Henri Gadais returned to his family's domaine in 2016 to take over from his father, Christophe, who had taken it over from the previous owner – Nelly Marzelleau – in 2009. Passionate about the expression of terroir and protecting the environment, Pierre-Henri is in the process of converting the vineyard to fully organic viticulture, aiming for full certification by 2021.

Production

The vineyard lies on one of the best sites in Nantais at Saint-Fiâcre. Here the soils are layered with orthogneiss, a cracked, mineral-rich rock through which the vine roots weave and nourish the vine. Made traditionally at this small estate, the grapes were hand-picked, lightly pressed to retain their delicacy and purity of flavour, and fermented at cool temperatures to preserve their aromas. The wine was left on its fine lees until the following spring to add complexity and extra richness.

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