Thursday, October 14, 2010

Muscadet Muscadet Sevre et Maine Domaine del la Quilla 2009

Picked this wine up for 9$, and because I liked the Muscadet yesterday so much, and I was seriously jonesing for some more Muscadet, I opened this. We drank this with some baked Sole seasoned with lemon and salt (simple, I know, but tasty), along with some roasted broccoli and bread. Very simple stuff; this wine was a nice accompaniment. I also made beef Bourguignon (Although lets be honest, I did not use Burgundy! California Merlot, actually. So maybe it should be called beef a la Central Coast or something.) for tonight (that stuff only gets better if it sits), so that I have something to feed my little brother and his girlfriend when they get here. We're going to drink some good stuff...Justin "Justification" 07 and "Telegramme" CdP 2005...

Imported by Robert Kacher. Anyways, this Muscadet is similar in many respects to last nights Muscadet. The main difference is that this wine is less detailed, and much more primary in terms of its' acidity. It hasn't mellowed, which makes sense, because this wine is only a year old, not five. The other thing that I noticed is that this wine really took a good while to open up and show its' character. I'm thinking well over an hour. Could this benefit from a decant or just sitting in the glass? I think it definitely could. Lots of saltiness, limes, stone and chalk on the nose. Richness, acidity, peaches and chalk once it's in your mouth. This wine is tasty, and well balanced. I'm sensing the development of a new obsession...why on earth haven't I been chugging Muscadet in excessive quantities for years? This isn't as good as yesterday's wine, but it's about half the price, so it gets a better grade for being such a good value. A-

2 comments:

Tricerapops said...

No better time than now to embrace muscadet as it is oyster season. Glad you're keeping up the blog. Always a good read.

Jeff said...

Yeah, I love Muscadet. Had any good ones lately that I should be trying?