Sunday, November 24, 2013
Muscadet Vieilles Vignes
All the usual adjectives apply here - stark, tart, austere, and salty, but this wine also had a different side. There was a bit of melon here - not a lot, but a definite presence of a not perfectly ripe honeydew melon. It certainly gave the wine a bit of complexity I wasn't expecting.
Swordfish is a meaty fish and this bit of melon seemed to match up well with it. It just gave the wine a bit more body and that made a difference here. Very nice match.
2011 Domaine de la Garniere, Muscadet Sevre et Maine Sur Lie, by Olivier et Pascal Fleurance. 12% alcohol and $15.