‘Gorges’ comes from vines planted in the late ‘60s on basalt, a soil type unique to this Cru. The organically grown grapes are hand harvested (two rarities) and fermented spontaneously in large, glass lined tanks, buried underground. It spends three years on the lees before being bottled with a light filtration.
This is a focused and firmly structured example of Muscadet, with a nose of classic citrus and sea spray contrasted with unique gunflint and menthol notes. The palate is a textural, sensory experience, with the creaminess of extended lees aging adding to the crisp Meyer lemon fruit and sleek minerality. This wine will unwind and expand with air, and can surely go the distance in the cellar. A severely underrated, world class white.