Gros Plant du Pays Nantais: Domaine de la Mortaine 2018
Gros Plant has been a perennial listing with Yapp Brothers for many years. Due to the fact that production is declining and very little is exported, it remains a relatively undiscovered wine that is very good value for money. This superb example is pale, crisp and bone dry with a clean, almost briney, palate and delicate sea air bouquet.
|Style||White Wine, Sec, Light-bodied, Non Sparkling|
|Wine Region||Loire, Muscadet (Vin de Pays Nantais)|
|Grape Variety (Cépage)||Gros Plant|
|Food & Wine Matching||Oysters|
|Cellarage||Best drunk young but will keep happily for 2-3 years from bottling.|
|Vinification||Hand harvested grapes are picked at optimum ripeness and are vinified in stainless steel vats prior to an early Spring bottling.|
|Alcohol By Volume (%)||11|
The Chéreaus have been vignerons for 2 centuries and the Domaine is now ably run by Sébastian. Yapp Brothers first shipped the 1973 vintage and have listed their unfailingly pleasurable wine every year since. The recipe for consistency seems to be to make as few changes as possible, a lack of innovation which we applaud. Their single Muscadet bottling is both ‘De Sévre et Maine’ (from the heartland of the Nantais where these two rivers converge) and ‘Sur Lie’ (rested on its fine lees over winter to impart extra flavour). We are delighted that Sébastien is now bottling his own Gros Plant, a crisp, mineral-edged offering that serves as a bracing pick-me-up or seafood support act.View more wines from this producer...