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Muscadet (France)

Muscadet is made on the grape Melon de Bourgogne.

It is a white wine from the region of Muscadet.

Typical Flavors


Lemon
Lemon
Apple
Apple
Pear
Pear
Seashell
Seashell

Citrus, Green Apple and Pear are typical Muscadet flavors.

With a hint of "Salty Ocean".

Profile

Muscadet is light, dry, and delicate with a slightly fizzy finish:

SUGARDry
BODYLight
FRUITMedium - Low
ACIDITYHigh
Serving temperature:
8-10°C (46-50°F)

Food Pairing


Aperitif
Aperitif
Oysters
Oysters
Shrimps
Shrimps
Crab
Seafood

Fish
Fish
Chicken
Chicken
Chips
Chips
Soft Cheese
Soft Cheese

Muscadet pairs best with Seafood, Fried Fish, and Fried Chicken.

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
Oysters. Mussels
Clams. Shrimps.
Plain Fish. Sea Bass.
Fried Fish. French Fries.
Fish and Chips.

Cheese:
Brie. Gouda. Raclette.
Goat Cheese. Feta. Robiola.
Soft Cheese. Washed-Rind Cheeses.

French Specialities:
Snails or Prawns with Garlic.
Roast Chicken with French Fries.

If You Like Muscadet

You Will Also Like:

Arinto (Portugal)
Bourgogne Blanc (France)
Chablis (France)
Chardonnay (Unoaked)
Muscadet (France)
Pinot Grigio (Italy)
Picapoll (Spain)
Piquepoul (France)
Txakoli (Spain)
Vinho Verde (Portugal)

The Ideal Glass

A Tulip Shaped glass is the best choice for a dry white wine.

It guides the wine to the center of your mouth, avoiding the sides, where acidity is less pleasant.

A smaller bowl also helps to serve smaller quantities, and keep the wine cold.

Remember to hold the glass by the stem!

About Muscadet

Muscadet is made on the grape Melon de Burgundy in the Muscadet wine region, which lies furthest in the French Loire Valley towards the Atlantic Ocean.

Wine grapes have been planted in Muscadet since Roman times, but after a frost that killed most of the grapes in 1709, farmers began to plant Melon de Burgundy. Today, this is the only permitted grape in this area.

These white wines are unparalleled in terms of style and quality for money.

Muscadet can compete with Chablis at a lower price.

Loire Wine Region

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