Nicolas Reau - 2018 Muscadet Indigene / melon de bourgogne

2018 Muscadet Indigene / melon de bourgogne

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Melon de Bourgogne (Muscadet)
Loire Valley, France

Nicolas Reau is a seminal character in terms of natural wine making in France, and in particular, the Loire. This wine is a great example of what Reau is trying to achieve with his dedicated, conscientious farming; clean, distinct and honest. Melon de Bourgogne (Muscadet) is a misunderstood variety, pulled out of Burgundy to favour Chardonnay, replanted along the Western coast of France. Luckily so, it loves the maritime climate and limestone-y soils, becoming crisp, clean but honeyed in the finish. This wine has just the right amount of wild, too. 

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