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Wednesday, 1 December 2010

2009 Muscadet-Sèvre-et-Maine, Dom. de la Levraudière

With several inches of snow yesterday in south London, opening a bottle of Muscadet was perhaps not the best choice for the weather. However, like other 2009s, the well made  Levaudière is quite rich with attractive floral aromas while still enough acidity in the finish. Made by Bonnet-Huteau in La Chapelle-Heulin this is distributed by de Neuville, part of Ackerman.  

From Wine Rack@£6.99 a bottle.


Jan-Tore Egge said...

I just opened a Vinho Verde (Solar das Bouças) the other day and found it delicious. Some wines seem to have a reputation as "summer wine", but the good ones may work really well in winter, too. And a lot of fish is best during the winter months.

Jim's Loire said...

Absolutely right JT, although I have to say that in a chilly South London evening Gauby's 1999 Muntada was a more atractive prospect than a couple of Sancerres.

Anonymous said...

Minus 20 here, think a Muscadet would be perfect with my grilled shrimp. Might even fire up the BBQ.

Bob Alberta

Jim's Loire said...

Must be nearly a heatwave with you Bob.

Weston said...

with the heat full blast in the winter and me in shorts, a nice refreshing Muscadet/ Rose is just what the doctor ordered

Unknown said...

Hi... Ya surely it not a good choice.. I prefer Pinot Noir at the time of snow fall. Absolutely, at that time temperature goes down in minus degree centigrade and a hot wine will be much better that time.
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