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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

...a wine of superior character and style...
Wine Spectator
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...a wine of superior character and style...
Wine Spectator

Mission Codename I see food, I eat it

OH, SNAP!

Been running without a white wine for 3 weeks now, and it’s still hot as hell out there, what have we done???

To fix that, we bring back an Operative favorite, the CURE for all thirst, the mouthwatering-est of all whites… MUS-CA-DET!

We cannot emphasize the PURE joy your taste buds will experience when this $12 liquid lightning hits your lips. New synapses instantly form. Gray matter turns to…not gray. It might even elevate you to a higher state of consciousness.

Ever licked a nine-volt battery? It’s kind of like that except much less painful. Know what else isn’t painful? The price? A “just case me fam” deal if ever there was one. Mouthwatering Muscadet is the perfect wine to have on hand, any hour of the day, in large quantities for the summer.

An aromatic explosion of fresh-baked bread, preserved lemons, white blossoms, stony minerals, and fresh sea air greet you on the nose. And in the mouth is all about pure white peach, pear, and tart grapefruit, with zippy, vigorous acidity. This calls for a glimmering platter of “fruits of the sea” (Plateau de Fruits de Mer as the French call it) with all kinds of raw and cooked shellfish. Anyone living in Maine? Grab a lobster roll (and send us some fresh catch from the local pound!). And while you could enjoy this indoors, really this needs sunshine - lots of sunshine - for maximum pleasure.

Wine Spectator rated a previous vintage as “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.”

Nailed it.

We implore you to take a flyer on at least one or two - if not a baker’s dozen. For $14 it makes a perfect selection to round out that almost full locker!!

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Tasting Profile Pure white peach, pear, tart grapefruit, zippy acidity

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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
$14.00
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Foucher-Lebrun 2018 'Cuvée de l'Herminière' Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine 750ml Wine Bottle
$14.00
42% off!
$24.00
Elsewhere