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2011 Domaine de la Tourmaline Muscadet (French) "Muscadet Serve et Maine Sue Lie"

Winery: Domaine de la Tourmaline

Vintage: 2011

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Muscadet Serve et Maine Sue Lie"

Wine Category: Muscadet (French)

Grape blend: 100% Melon de Bourgogne

Region: Loire Valley

State or country: France

Price: $14

Cases produced: 44,000

KWG Score: 87.5 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (87)

Review date: June 9, 2013

Wine Review: This pale straw colored Muscadet opens with a wet stone like bouquet with a hint of pear. On the palate, this wine is light bodied, rather acidic and crisp. The flavor profile is a quinine and green apple with notes on integrated minerality with hints of grapefruit and lemon. The finish is quite dry and its flavors linger for quite a while. I would serve this wine with pan seared sea scallops with sauteed wild mushrooms. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Domaine de la Tourmaline 2011 displays aromas of white blossom along with notes of citrus and exotic fruits. On the palate the wine is dry, crisp with a fine acidity and a soft texture. Refined and fresh, it pairs well with seafood. Oysters are a must, and it will be delightful with lobster and shrimp. Great with poultry and salads.

Organic status: not organic

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