About The Wine
Inside the bottle: Once this wine hits your palate, you understand how profound of an affect the 80 year-old vines have had on this wine, it is like drinking liquid stone. There is a discreet amount of fruit in the wine but most of dried citrus peelings are simply an accent to a wine that smells purely like a freshly crushed stones and spring water. The volcanic soil and smells of ocean air seems to give the wine its slightly salty, marine like finish. The wine is a dense powerhouse that feels like two bottles were crammed into one.
Some details: The wine spends 24 months on its lees in cement and is racked into stainless for another year of aging and settling. We met the old man who used to own this vineyard, a man who has been advising Alexandre along the way, and he stared at us as he confidently said, “this vineyard is the Romanée Conti of Muscadet!” I’d be surprised if he’s tasted that wine but at least you get the reverence he has for this vineyard.