Louis Métaireau has long made some of the best Muscadets around. Sadly they are not available in the UK. They were imported by Louis Latour for a number of years but found them difficult to sell because, in the context of Muscadet, they are quite expensive. Consider them a fine white wines and they will no longer seem expensive. I see the difficulty of selling Métaireau's Muscadets in the UK as more a reflection on the market here than a reflection on the wines.
Although they remain unavailable in the UK it was good to get the chance at the France Under One Roof tasting on Wednesday to taste cask samples of their 2010 – Grand and Petit Mouton, Muscadet Sèvre et Maine sur lie. The 2010 Petit Mouton is very clean, lemony, precise and with good length. Sur lies cannot be bottled until 1st March following the vintage. As the Petit Mouton is ready to drink now I expect it will be bottled soon. The Grand Mouton has more concentration and needs more time, although it has attractive minerality in the finish.