VGC Muscadet sur lie 2011 Clos de Moulin du Coing

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Without a doubt this is the best Muscadet we have tasted.

In the Loire region Muscadet is the local name for Melon de Bourgogne, a white grape variety with Burgundian origin which flourishes in this damp, relatively cold environment. This 2011 Clos de Moulin du Going  Muscadet sur lie has a pale lemon tinge and displays appealing aromas of orange blossom, lemon grass, and jasmine tea which twist towards a touch of incense, mixed with an iodine note of sea breeze.

The palate is dominated by a lively tangy acidity, impeccably balanced by a refreshing tropical fruity note mixed with a soft creamy texture. Long savoury and mint finish.

In France, Muscadet is traditionally paired with oysters and mussels. It also works well with lobster bisque, grilled or pan seared scallops, and goat cheese.

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Grape varieties
Melon de Bourgogne 100%
Label
Château du Coing de St. Fiacre Muscadet Sèvre et Maine sur lies 2011
Region
Loire Valley, Pays Nantais
Winery
Château Clos du Coing de St Fiacre
Style
White
Quality rating
AOC or AC
Vintage
2011
Residual sugar
1.5
Alcohol
12%

Vineyard

Climate
Cold maritime
Soil
Metamorphic rocks, schist and gneiss at the confluence of the rivers Sèvre and Maine.

Winemaking

Winemaking
Grapes are harvested at Mid-September. Fermentation lasts 2-3 weeks in neutral vats.
Ageing
10 months on its "lees" (dead yeast cells) in order to acquire complexity. Bottled on 27 August 2013.