Grape Vari­ety: Muscadet

Geog­ra­phy: Home is the Loire Val­ley in France.

Viti­cul­ture: Thrives in the cooler cli­mate of the Loire Valley.

Varietal/Blend: Mainly used as a vari­etal grape.

Fla­vor & Char­ac­ter: Has fairly neu­tral, some­times almost bland, fla­vors. Hints of apple and gooseberry.

Vini­fi­ca­tion: Attempts to oak age Mus­cadet are not always suc­cess­ful. The grape tends to have insuf­fi­cient struc­ture and body to assim­i­late the oak.

Style: Good Mus­cadet is firm and dry with a steely acid­ity and fresh­ness. Mus­cadet Primeur should be drunk young.

Body, Dry/Sweet: Light bod­ied, crisp and dry.

Notes: Has been described as an ”easy-going, all-purpose white wine.”