By Jonathan Ray - Spectator Wine Club, March 2015. (Posted March 2015)
There’s nothing duller than a dull Muscadet, oh, except maybe a dull Soave, but the 2013 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Sur Lie, Domaine de la Mortaine is anything but, being full of vim and vigour. We offered the previous vintage last summer and I make absolutely no apology for offering this one here too, such a success was it. In fact, as I said last time, it’s about as perfect a Muscadet as you will find. It’s crisp, clean and lemony and thanks to a winter on its lees, has plenty of lift and zip and what Jason refers to as ozone freshness. The Quentin Blake label is rather uplifting too.