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Foucher-Lebrun 2018 'Cuvée de l'Herminière' Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine

Foucher-Lebrun 2018 'Cuvée de l'Herminière' Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine

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Mission Codename I see food, and I eat it.

Premise: Landing a killer half-priced deal from Muscadet. Instructions: Pile up and party on!

We cannot emphasize the pure joy your taste buds will experience when this $12 Frenchie hits your lips. From the land of oysters, Moules Frites, and all shapes and sizes of goat cheese, comes this bone-dry, uber-crisp, electrically eclectic dee-lite of a white wine, guaranteed to jolt your senses. It might even elevate you to a higher state of consciousness..

A quick visit to Wine Folly will confirm that “Muscadet is loved as an excellent food pairing wine due to its minerally, citrus-like taste and high acidity. The appellation, Muscadet Sèvre et Maine, is the largest and most important region for high quality Muscadet. Expect to spend $20–$25 for a serious Muscadet Sèvre et Maine with extended lees aging with aromas of fresh bread and preserved lemon.”

Unless you’re a Wine Spies Operative that is.

Beyond those telltale aromas of fresh bread and preserved lemon, layers upon layers of white blossoms, stony minerals, d’Anjou pear, crème fraîche, and white pepper join in on the fun aromatically. As if you stuck your tongue into a chilly bath of electrons, the liveliness is thru the roof here, while the zing comes wrapped in a creamy envelope of rounded fruitiness. This perplexing deliciousness calls for a glimmering platter of “fruits of the sea” (Plateau de Fruits de Mer as the French call ‘em) with all kinds of raw and cooked shellfish imaginable under the sea, is the ultimate pairing stacked tall on a bed of ice. Google the images if you dare, we’re still drooling here.

If seafood is not your thing, the pairing potential is endless, this is a foodie’s dream come true. Is day drinking next to the pool on a hot summer day in your future? Have an ice bucket ready, and enjoy it with some vitamin-D.

By the way, the grape at play here is Melon, better known as Melon de Bourgogne, paying homage to its Burgundian origins. Good luck finding it outside of Muscadet, it’s become just a local thing. Okay a few more ideas as we can’t help it. Since the name suggests it, we tried with prosciutto-wrapped honeydew melons, a watermelon chevre and mint salad, a Greek orzo salad with chunks of feta, even pan-seared chicken with a side of rosemary beurre blanc sauce, all worked like magic.

No press on this 2018, but a couple of vintages ago Wine Spectator rated it “outstanding” for being “a wine of superior character and style” with a spot on tasting note: “This has a plump core of lemon and white peach framed by good zip, with chamomile and sel gris accents along the edges. Finishes with a creamy feel.”

Sooo, we bought every drop we could but can’t guarantee running out. Ready, set, GO.

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Foucher-Lebrun 2018 'Cuvée de l'Herminière' Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine 750ml Wine Label
Look

Pale enough to be almost colorless, with the slightest glow of hay in the sunlight

Smell

Telltale aromas of fresh bread and preserved lemons are there and more…

Taste

Layers upon layers of white blossoms, stony minerals, d’Anjou pear, crème fraîche, and white pepper join in on the fun

Finish

As if you stuck your tongue into a chilly bath of electrons, thru the roof lively and zingy, in a creamy envelope of rounded fruitiness

Pairing

This perplexing deliciousness calls for a glimmering Plateau de fruits de Mer is the ultimate pairing stacked tall on a bed of ice

What the Winery Says 2018 'Cuvée de l'Herminière' Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine

Foucher-Lebrun
Foucher-Lebrun
Winemaker
Marc Vappereau
Varietal
100% Melon de Bourgogne
Vintage
2018
Appellation
Muscadet Sèvre et Maine, Loire Valley
Locale
La Haie-Fouassiere
Soils
Mica-schists, amphibolites, fine alluvial deposits
Alcohol
12.5%
Yields
55 hl/ha
Aging
22 months on the lees, 12 months in bottle
Vessels
100% stainless steel

About the Winery Foucher-Lebrun

Foucher-Lebrun Winemaker Marc Vappereau
Foucher-Lebrun Winemaker Marc Vappereau
Foucher-Lebrun 2018 'Cuvée de l'Herminière' Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine 750ml Wine Bottle
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Foucher-Lebrun 2018 'Cuvée de l'Herminière' Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine 750ml Wine Bottle
Offer Expired Apr 12, 2021 at 11:59 pm
$00.00
Price Redacted
$24.00
Elsewhere