This wine from the brilliant Domaine des Cognettes is a reminder of just how good top-quality Muscadet can be. From the best producer, in the best area of Muscadet, it's an absolute steal.
Domaine des Cognettes
Muscadet is a wine style that fell out of favour with international buyers for many years, but the recent return to appreciation of lighter styles of wine with great acidity and food-friendly character, has prompted ...Learn more
“Muscadet seems to have gone a little out of fashion in recent times and in monetary terms this means good value for money! This is a superb organic Muscadet from Clisson, one of the best communes in the whole appellation. Forget the lean, acidic Muscadets of the past, this has weight and character - a real treat. ”
“Proudly hand picked. Very juicy and thirst quenching. Easy to see that this is related to the greater Pinot family. A good aperitif with enough grip to last while. Good acidity. ”
“The wine I’ll be pouring on Christmas day is the Muscadet sur lie from Domaine des Cognettes. In France it is customary to enjoy platters of oysters at Christmas, and Muscadet is the perfect pairing. The intense minerality works magic with the seawater flavours, and the bracing acidity balances the acidity of the shallot and vinegar sauce we serve alongside it. This is what Christmas is all about for me – beautiful food and wine pairings shared with friends.”
“Ripe and lively, this Muscadet is showing delicious pear and green melon with a complementary leesy note that rounds out the texture and gives it a refined finish.”