Chateau Thebaud Muscadet Sevre et Maine 2018

Chateau Thebaud Muscadet Sevre et Maine 2018

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France - Loire Valley
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There are French wine aficionados who would drive off the road if they saw this, but personally I think most Muscadet is, well, boring. Like vinous elevator music. The grape it's made from- "Melon de Bourgogne" or "Melon of Burgundy- was actually banned by the Burgundian princes in favor of Chardonnay.

But things are changing and for the better in this westernmost wine district of the Loire Valley that lies close to the Atlantic. Most importantly, winegrowers have gotten very good at selecting sites where Melon will actually produce compelling wines. In years past they just planted it everywhere.

There is perhaps no producer who is a better example than Chateau Thebaud. I've been following the wines for a few years and finally brought one in for folks to try. The classic pairings for Muscadet are oysters and other shellfish, but it works well with salads and sandwiches as well. If you do plan on shucking oysters anytime soon it is indeed a fine choice. Note that this is a 2018 and is their current release. It's so fresh it could be a 2022. Quality Muscadet appears to be very capable of improving with age.

100% Melon de Bourgogne. Serve cold.