L’Oiseau d’Or Muscadet Sur Lie 2016, Loire

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More refreshing than running through the garden sprinkler, this Muscadet is the match for seafood. Made from Melon de Bourgogne grapes which are handpicked in the classic Loire region in France, in close proximity to the Atlantic Ocean. With aromas of citrus and honey, this is bone dry and minerally on the palate with slight salinity and a light spritz. A famous match for oysters or try with Asian chicken dishes or shellfish.

Buy this if...you like bone dry, crisp whites.

‘Quite simply one of the most impressive examples of Muscadet I’ve ever sampled…a lesson in balance and elegance.'
Andy Cronshaw, Manchester Evening News
11th February 2017
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Percentage Alcohol

12.0

Region

Loire

Grape Variety

Melon de Bourgogne

Country

France

Style

ArrayCrisp Dry White, Unoaked White

Vintage

2016

Food Match

ArrayGoats' Cheese, Salads & Herbs, Shellfish

Vegan

Vegan

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The Producer

The Muscadet or Melon de Bourgogne grape has been planted since 1635 at Chateau de L'Oiseliniere - the first vineyard to recognise its delights. Originally from Burgundy, the grape was first planted in the Loire in the 17th Century as the result of severe frost and the decimation of most of the red varieties. Now in the hands of the Verdier family the average age of a vine is 60 years making for low yields and therefore fabulously concentrated wines.
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The Winemaker

The grapes are hand picked and pressed three times as soon as they reach the Chateau. Only the juice from the first two presses is used as this is the purest. The fermentation process takes place in concrete temperature controlled vats. It is then aged on its lees for the whole winter.

The Region

Muscadet is the Loire's western-most vineyard area, producing white wines from the Melon de Bourgogne grape. The maritime climate gives warm summers and cool winters with higher than average rainfall. The proximity to the Atlanic Ocean results in very light, fresh whites which are often bottled with a light spritz - the perfect match for oysters!
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Lemon & Parsley Fish Cakes

A great lunch or supper option served with green salad or chips, (depending on your attitude), these light fish cakes are crying out for a fresh, zingy white. Try Loire whites, including that benchmark fishy favourite - Muscadet.
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Spaghetti with Prawns & Lemon

A classic seafood pasta matches perfectly with crisp, fresh Loire whites, such as L’Oiseau d’Or Muscadet Sur Lie, which adds a hint of citrussy freshness to the prawns and complement the lemon flavours in the dish.

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Chicken and Mango Salad

Try a light, fruity white to stand up to the sweetness of the sauce. Head straight for our L’Oiseau d’Or Muscadet Sur Lie.



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