Chereau Carre Muscadet Sevre et Maine sur Lie Chateau de Chasseloir 2018

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Chereau Carre Muscadet Sevre et Maine sur Lie Chateau de Chasseloir 2018

Country - France

Region - Loire

Grape Varieties - Melon de Bourgogne 100%

Alcohol by volume - 12%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Chéreau Carré

Tasting notes - Subtle citrus aromas lead to palate with delicate floral notes and juicy citrus fruit. Maturation on its fine lees "Sur Lie", imparts a depth and texture while retaining characteristic crisp acidity and bright, fresh minerality. 

Chereau Carre Muscadet Sevre et Maine sur Lie Chateau de Chasseloir 2018

Maturation on the lees gives this wine depth while still
retaining the characteristic Muscadet salty minerality and
spice.
Producer Note
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.
Vintage
2018 was a very good vintage. Budding occurred at the beginning of April due to the
cool temperatures during spring. The summer was warm and some light rain fell in
June, which helped to compensate for the very dry and warm summer conditions.
Flowering and the development of the vines continued smoothly and harvesting started
on 3rd September. An exceptional Indian summer enabled the harvest to take place
gradually, allowing each parcel to reach perfect maturity.
Vineyard
The vines are grown in established vineyards where more than half the vines were
planted over 50 years ago. Indeed, one area has vines that are over 100 years old.
Grown in old volcanic soil, which imparts the characteristic minerality to the final wine,
the yields are low, providing a good concentration in the berries.
Winemaking
Traditional fermentation took place with selected yeasts at controlled temperatures of
15 to 18°C in concrete vats. The vats are located on three levels, including
subterranean, which allows the wine to be moved around the winery by gravity, thus
avoiding the use of pumps. The wine was kept on its fine lees ('sur lie') to retain the
aromatic profile, for at least eight months imparting depth and texture. The wine was
then bottled directly from the lees imparting slight spritz and aged for 18 months in
bottle prior to release.
Tasting Note
Subtle citrus aromas lead to palate with floral notes and juicy citrus fruit. Maturation on
its fine lees "Sur Lie", imparts a depth, texture and a delicate spritz while retaining
characteristic crisp acidity and bright, fresh minerality.
Grape
Melon de Bourgogne 100%

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