The world is exploding in emerald, sage, and lusty chartreuse - neon green with so much yellow in it. It is an explosive green that, if one could watch it moment by moment throughout the day, would grow in every dimension. -- Amy Seidl, Early Spring: An Ecologist and Her Children Wake to a Warming WorldMuscadet is one of three wines that sing spring to me, the other two being a young Mosel Riesling and a fresh Chablis - not a premier or grand cru one, just a regular entry level bottling. There was some fresh halibut on the plate alongside some white rice and spinach and there was this bottle of 2011 Domaine de la Garniere Muscadet Sevre et Maine Sur Lie Vieilles Vignes. It took much longer to type that name than it did to open the bottle, pour a bit in the glass and start enjoying. Fresh, young, crisp, salty and refreshing. Spring in a bottle.
2011 Domaine de la Garniere Muscadet Sevre et Maine Sur Lie Vieilles Vignes. 12% alcohol and $12.