The vineyards from which this wine comes are situated between the Sèvre and Maine rivers, from which the famous appellation Muscadet de Sèvre et Maine takes its name. Grapes are sourced from the 'Gabbro' terroir which produces richer wines - with hillside exposure - from vines of 40-100 years of age.
100% Melon de Bourgogne.
Made from the Melon de Bourgogne grape - locally called “Muscadet” - this wine is aged on its lees - or “Sur Lie” as it is referred to in the region - for up to 6 months. This adds texture and a subtle, attractive bready note to the wine.
Drink now, but fine Muscadet (like this) can age surprisingly well, easily for up to 5 years.
Brothers Christophe and Cedric Gobin own 60 hectares of vineyards, and Gobin Frères have been making wines for four generations. In order to respect the environment they practice a "culture raisonnée" (sustainable viticulture) in conjunction with a meteorological station.
For many the definitive wine to have with mussels in Moules Marinière (do use a glass to steam the bi-valves in!). Otherwise a lovely aperitif - but the perfect dance partner for all other shellfish, smoked salmon - whether hot or cold.