Producer: Domaine de la Batardiere
Wine: 2016 Muscadet de Sevre et Maine sur Lie
Varietal: 100% Melon de Bourgogne
Nose: Apple, melon and citrus flavors, with hints of minerals
Palate: Light-to-medium-bodied with freshness, often floral and fruity notes and crisp acidity
Food: Oysters, crab quiche, sea vegetable salad with roasted peppers and radicchio
Cellaring: Drink now
Domaine de la Batardiere - Muscadet de Sevre et Maine (Loire)
Domaine de la Batardière is located in the village of Gorges, 35 miles from where the Loire River meets the Atlantic Ocean. This estate covers 75 acres. Grapes have been grown and wine made in this part of the Loire since the Middle Ages.
Domaine la Batardière has records of its vineyard leases dating from the 14th century. Property of the Aulanier family since 1767, the buildings and gardens at La Batardière bear a strong Italian influence. The vines grow in a light alluvial soil over limestone. Winemaker Thomas Batardière.