Domaine Haute Févrie, Gras Moutons, Muscadet Sèvre et Maine sur Lie, Loire Valley, France, 2020
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Les 'Gras Moutons' (fat sheep) is a wonderful name for a vineyard and for a wine. We're not sure if it was the wine makers intention, but you could argue that the wine has a touch of lanolin character, which wouldn't be out of place... More obvious however are the lovely citrus notes of lemon and grapefruit with rich notes of praline and biscuit.
The palate is full bodied but with a lovely tangy acidity and a beautiful minerality which the winemaker will certainly agree with. The balance between bitterness and roundness is perfect and the finish is superb. Not dissimilar to outstanding Chablis and has legs to age beautifully for a few years yet. Outstanding value for a wine of such complexity.
As is classic of Muscadet, enjoy with Oysters or Mussels. Thank us later.