Domaine de la Combe Muscadet Sur Lie 2018
Crisp, flinty notes with a hint of yeasty lees on the nose. The palate is fresh and savoury with the breadth of a warmer vintage and a ripe, almost tropical (starfruit?) character to the fruit. A lovely Muscadet.
Domaine de la Combe (formerly les Grands Presbytères) is based in St Fiâcre, southeast of Nantes, at the mouth of the beautiful River Loire. St Fiâcre is considered one of the best sites for Muscadet Sèvre et Maine due to its soil composition, mainly granitic gneiss with loose flints.
Wines are made from vines close to 50 years in age - a rarity in the area as most are dug up after 40 years.