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Perle de Mer

Perle de Mer
2016 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Sur Lie

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Loire Muscadet

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 12% RS: .12%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$9.99
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Perle de Mer
2016 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Sur Lie

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Loire Muscadet

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 12% RS: .12%
Medium yellow straw color. Attractive, fruity aromas and flavors of grapefruit conserve, almond shortbread, fresh nectarine flesh, and banana with a supple, racy, petillant, dry thin body and a tingling, appealing, medium-length finish imparting suggestions of lemon spritz, white peppercorn, and chalk with fine, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A lovely aperitif wine with zippy acidity and a great sense of place.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: grapefruit conserve, almond shortbread, fresh nectarine flesh, and banana
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with suggestions of lemon spritz, white peppercorn, and chalk
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A lovely aperitif wine with zippy acidity and a great sense of place.

The Producer

Vignoble Ollivier Freres

The Producer
25 La Grenaudiere
Maisdon sur Sevre, 44690
France
33 -228010707

Loire Muscadet

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Muscadet from the Loire is a clean and snappy white that is renowned for its ability to go with shellfish. Very rarely oaked, it makes an excellent aperitif and should be consumed within a year or two of the vintage.