This is a fresh and lively wine from the home of Sauvignon Blanc, Marlbortough. Aromas of white stone fruit and minerals with lovely tropical guava and limes with a zesty citrus burst.
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A flinty and lightly mineral wine that comes with appley fruit and real texture and interest. The old vine fruit adds amazing depth of profile and mineral complexity to this fresh, savoury wine that has so much more than you might expect from a Muscadet.
The vineyard lies in Saint-Fiacre on one of the Nantais' best sites. Here the soils are layered with orthogneiss, a cracked, mineral-rich rock through which the vine roots weave and nourish the vine. This 'Vieilles Vignes' (Old Vines) cuvée is made from Nelly Marzellau's oldest, 45 year old vines - a rarity for Muscadet where most are dug up after 40 years. Made traditionally at this small estate, the grapes were hand-picked, lightly pressed to keep all the delicacy and purity of flavour, and fermented at cool temperatures to preserve aromas. The older vine wines need longer on their fine lees - five months in fact - and so are not bottled until a year after harvest in October.
A classic choice to be enjoyed with fish and shellfish.
|wine style||Crisp Dry White|
|wine grape||Melon de Bourgogne|
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