'Fief de Chaintre' 2020 $44.99
100% Melon de Bourgogne planted in 1960 on loam and a local, volcanic soil called gabbro. North facing exposure. Hand-harvested and vinified for 12 months on the lees in 450L barrels and concrete vats. Then blended in glass-lined underground tanks for 6 months prior to bottling, un-fined and unfiltered.
A mineral driven nose of crushed oyster shells, fresh lemon, sourdough and flint. The deeply textured palate is awash in sea salt, fresh green herbs and crisp citrus acidity. There is serious density, cut and staying power here that I have never encountered a bottle of Muscadet before.