Domaine du Haut Bourg 2019 Muscadet Cotes de Grandlieu Sur Lie AOC

Domaine du Haut Bourg 2019 Muscadet Cotes de Grandlieu Sur Lie AOC

Item Number: 14211

UPC: None

Country: France
Region: Loire
Sub Region: Pays Nantais
Appellation/AVA: Muscadet Cotes de Grandlieu AOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2019
Grape(s): 100% Melon de Bourgogne
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 12
Soil Type: Mica schist, granite and sand

Vineyard Notes: Grapes are sourced from 30 to 60-year-old vines located north of the Lac de Grand-Lieu (lake located to the southwest of Nantes). Vineyards are planted densely with 7,000 vines per hectare. Lutte raisonnée viticulture methods are employed in the vineyard with an aim to avoid chemical or mechanical intervention (certified sustainable by Terra Vitis). This wine is sourced from multiple parcels with varied exposure.

Winemaking Notes: From harvest to vinification to bottling, everything is handled at the Haut Bourg estate. The grapes are traditionally vinified. The must settles for 48 hours and ferments with controlled temperature to accentuate aromas and balance. The wine is vinified and aged on its lees for 8 months. Tartaric stabilization is carried out by chilling the wine.

Tasting Notes: In the glass, this wine is slightly green with golden reflections. Floral aromas are balanced with notes of lemon and citrus. On the palate, the wine is rich and well balanced. Enjoy it with seafood.

Won Bronze Medal in Decanter's World Wine Awards 2015 for Loire White

Reviews

  • Wine Enthusiast
    Rating: 88 (8/1/2020)

    This ripe and warm wine has creamed-apple and pear flavors allied to a fresh and tangy texture. The crispness comes through slowly, leaving a bright, perfumed final acidity. Drink now.