The Jo Landron La Louvetrie is available for as low as $12. Imported by Martin Scott Wines. Sample submitted for review.
From the importer:
Landron’s Cuvee Louvetrie originates from soils rich in amphibolite, but also sand, clay and gneiss. It remains Jo Landron’s only wine made from a blend of different sites, although it is still a blinder of a wine, packed full of juicy fruit and vibrant minerality. If you want to discover why this biodynamic estate is so revered amongst the cognoscenti, this is a good place to start. More than ever, this is Muscadet’s answer to Pfalz Riesling with zesty, pithy, Key lime fruit and complex, roasted nut and iodine notes.
You may recognize the Melon de Bourgogne grape by its more traditional name, Muscadet (“muss-kuh-day”), which is also the name of the appellation from which it hails. The variety, often confused with Muscat (in name only), is actually a dry, mineral-driven wine from the Loire Valley in France. Today’s example comes from the Muscadet Sevre et Maine sub-appellation. It is also aged “sur lie” (on the lees) to increase the flavors in the wine. (Lees are the grape skins and other solid materials left after fermentation.)
The 2014 Jo Landron La Louvetrie Muscadet Sevre et Maine Sur Lie begins with aromas of green apple, pear and some lovely floral notes. The wine tastes tart, tart, tart! There’s more green apple flavors along with juicy lime and some tropical fruit that turn into long-lasting sweet citrus notes on the mid-palate. This fun, tasty wine also features some very nice saline minerality, good acidity and a lively mouthfeel. It ends with an almost impossibly long lemon/lime finish. Like many Melon de Bourgogne wines from Muscadet it makes a great pairing with seafood and also represents an affordable and fun way to change things up and explore something new. Highly Recommended!
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