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Producer: Chereau CarreGrape Varieties: 100% Muscadet also known as Melon de BourgogneOptimum Drinking: Within 3 yearsWine Style: Fresh crisp whiteAlcohol by Volume: 12%Closure: Natural CorkCountry: France
Chéreau-Carré is one of the leading Muscadet producers with substantial family owned vineyards in some of the best locations in the region. Their vineyard area totals 135 hectares of the highest quality soil, making them one of the largest producers of Muscadet. The wide variety of 'terroirs' available within the estate enables Bernard Chéreau to offer a comprehensive selection of styles including those bottled 'sur lie' where the wine is drawn straight off the lees prior to bottling, resulting in a wine with more weight and complexity.
After a cold winter, spring came earlier than expected at the end of March. Frost could not be avoided due to cold temperatures in April. During the summer, the evolution of the vine continued at a rapid pace due to warm, dry weather in June. Rainfall in August encouraged the ripening of the berries. Harvest took place between 30th August and 20th September.
The vineyards are managed using environmentally friendly viticultural practices and are sustainably farmed. The soils are old volcanic, imparting a distinctive minerality to the wine.
Traditional white wine vinification took place in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. The wine was not fermented on its lees and was made in an unoaked style to preserve the purity of fruit. This cuvée was only racked once prior to bottling, in order to retain the maximum freshness. The Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Cuvée Chéreau Carré is released in a Muscadet bottle in order to differentiate it from a generic Muscadet.
This classic Muscadet from the Loire Valley is refreshing and pure, with white fruit and citrus characters combined with a crisp acidity, bright minerality and a lemony hint on the finish.
Serve chilled as an apéritif, this is also an absolute classic paired with shellfish and seafood platters.
Melon de Bourgogne 100%
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