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Domaine de l’Olivier

Domaine de l’Olivier
2017 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Sur Lie

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish

Category: Other French White

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 12% RS: .9%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$14
Best Buy

Domaine de l’Olivier
2017 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Sur Lie

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish

Category: Other French White

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 12% RS: .9%
Pale straw color. Inviting aromas and flavors of underripe apricot, bananas on toasted challah, jasmine, honey butter, and meyer lemon with a satiny, vibrant, dry light body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length finish revealing elements of crushed minerals. A delicious Muscadet with crisp minerality and plenty of toasty, leesy notes.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth & Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: underripe apricot, bananas on toasted challah, jasmine, honey butter, and meyer lemon
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with elements of crushed minerals
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Raw Oysters, Grilled Shrimp, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A delicious Muscadet with crisp minerality and plenty of toasty, leesy notes.

The Producer

Ollivier Père et Fils

The Producer
La Grenaudière
Maisdon-sur-Sèvre, 44690
France
33 -609973865

Other French White

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Other French white cover a broad spectrum, from inexpensive country wines to magnificent white wines from Burgundy. White wine is produced in many regions of France; along with Alsace and the Loire Valley, there are many fine whites in Bordeaux, dry, earthy whites made from Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon, while Burgundy captures the Chardonnay variety like nowhere else on earth; top wines here include Corton-Charlemagne and Chassagne-Montrachet, two 100% Chardonnays that can age for three or four decades from the finest producers in the finest years.

More humble French whites include Vin de Pays d'Oc and Coteaux de Languedoc from the south. Made from varieties such as Viognier, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay, these are everyday. earthy wines to be consumed fresh with simple chicken or seafood preparations.