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2016 Michel Bregeon "Gorges" Muscadet Sévre-et-Maine

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2016 Michel Bregeon "Gorges" Muscadet Sévre-et-Maine

Regular price $40.00
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Michael Brégeon is undeniably one of the leaders in the heirarchy of artesanal, high quality Muscadet producers. The region is beleaguered by co-ops and big producers of innocuous, low quality wine, but Brégeon will show you what the humble Melon de Bourgogne grape is capable of in the right hands. This is from the famed Kermit Lynch portfolio, and is one of the longest partnerships Kermit has had. 

 

Today, Michel farms seven hectares of vineyards in clay, silica, and gabbro soils. Gabbro is old, blue-green, volcanic rock, rarely found in vineyard land. Formed by magma eruptions under the ocean floor, it is said to impart intense complexity to Michel's wines. His corner of the Muscadet-Sèvre-et-Maine, Gorges, is particularly known for this rock, and all of Michel's vines are planted in it. His small community of vignerons is actively seeking recognition and preservation of this particular cru, called "Gorgeois."

 

This bottling is the quintessential expression of Gorges terroir. Aged for years in lined subterranean tanks on its lees in the traditional manner, the wines have a powerful salty, parmesan umami that is difficult to describe, yet the fruit is also powerful and intense. The wine's palate impact is like a tuning fork on your tongue, swirling flavors resonating and resolving into a single powerful expression of place. Grab some oysters and get to shuckin'.

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