Louise Chereau Katharos Muscadet sans soufre ajoute 2019

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Louise Chereau Katharos Muscadet sans soufre ajoute 2019

Country - France

Region - Loire

Grape Varieties - Melon de Bourgogne 100%

Alcohol by volume - 12.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Chéreau Carré

Tasting notes - An outstanding expression of Muscadet showing great aromatic purity, with richness and length on the palate. The intense golden colour leads to exotic fruit aromas and notes of ripe, juicy pear. Beautifully balanced with aromatic freshness through to the deliciously persistent finish. A great match for charcuterie, mature cheese or fish and chips.

Louise Chereau Katharos Muscadet sans soufre ajoute 2019

An outstanding and atypical expression of Muscadet
showing great aromatic purity of honied oranges
combined with butter and white flowers, textured and full
flavoured with a remarkably clean and saline finish.
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.
Vineyard
The grapes come from a specific parcel at the Château de Chasseloir, carefully
selected for its position on a south facing slope, which produces berries that achieve
good levels of maturity. The schistous soil imparts a balancing, refreshing character to
the wine. The vines are carefully managed respecting the environment; herbicides are
not used and the soil is ploughed to eliminate grass between the vines. The grapes are
manually harvested at optimal ripeness.
Winemaking
Katharos means ‘purity’ in ancient Greek and the aim of this cuvée is to reveal the
authentic aromas of the Melon de Bourgogne variety without the addition of any
sulphur during vinification, which allows the aromatics to shine through. The grapes
were pressed and fermented with carefully selected yeasts that would enable
fermentation through to less than one gram of residual sugar. While this is made
without the addition of sulphur, the yeasts do create some natural sulphur during
fermentation, which is why the label reads ‘contains sulphites’. The wine did not go
through malolactic conversion to retain the refreshing acidity. The gravity fed cellar
enables the wine to be gently moved without the use of a pump and ageing took
place in concrete tanks. Without the addition of sulphur, the wine is sensitive to
oxidation, so bottling took place directly from the lees, using an inert bottling line to
prevent oxidation.
Tasting Note
An outstanding expression of Muscadet showing great aromatic purity, with richness
and length on the palate. The intense golden colour leads to exotic fruit aromas and
notes of ripe, juicy pear. Beautifully balanced with aromatic freshness through to the
deliciously persistent finish.
Grape
Melon de Bourgogne 100%
Winemaker: Louise Chereau
Region: Loire
Subregion: Muscadet Sèvre et
Maine sur Lie
Country: France
Alcohol: 12.5%

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Vintage 2019
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