Melon of freshness

Fresh Melon

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A great thirst-quenching wine that should be served chilled, but not too chilled, so as not to dampen its character.

We often forget that Burgundy melon , the only grape variety authorized in Muscadet, has its origins, as its name suggests, in Burgundy. One could even say that when it is well cultivated and well vinified, it can take on the air of Chardonnay and Aligoté. This is the case here with this excellent white from a small estate of around twenty hectares located in the town of Le Pallet, in the heart of Muscadet. Everything is organic and biodynamic with almost no winemaking input. The SAQ indicates “natural wine” on its site, but it is rather a wine that is simply well made. Discreet notes of pear and flower give way to a saline aromatic and ginger. On the palate, the fruitiness is ample with a raised and precise acidity as a backbone. It's dry and delicate. Nice finish based on quality bitters. Tasted over 48 hours, the wine has not aged, which suggests an interesting aging potential (5 to 6 years). All that for less than $20. Bravo!

Bedouet vigneron, Le Domaine, 2020, Muscadet-Sèvre et Maine sur lie, France $19.15 – SAQ code 14704033 – 12% – 1 g/L – Organic

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More stars than dollars: well worth the price.

As many stars than dollars: worth its price.

Fewer stars than dollars: the wine is expensive.