Monday, July 31, 2006

2005 Laurent Gregoire Domaine de Beauregard Muscadet Sevre et Maine Sur Lie

Welcome to WBW # 24 hosted by Alder over at Vinography. For those that don't know Wine Blogging Wednesday occurs on one Wednesday every month, hosted by a fellow wine blogger and is a chance for a virtual tasting of whatever the month's theme is. This month its Loire Valley Whites. While some think of Chenin Blanc or Sauvignon Blanc I went in a different direction.
The Grape: The muscadet grape is a small white grape that creates wines that are usually perfect companions to shell fish. Within Loire valley, the Muscadet grape grows in 4 different areas with Muscadet Sevre et Maine being the most important. Specifically around the city of Nantes and the granite soil that creates the unique flavors in this wine.
The Winery: Unfortunately I couldn't find much about the winery, but the importer is Weygandt-Metzler who imports various wines from France, Italy, Spain, Austria, and Australia.
The Wine: The wine pours a nice light honey gold in the glass, with a seemingly slight effervescence. In the nose there is some citrus fruit and anise aromas, some light honeysuckle notes. In the mouth you feel the effervescence in this crisp clean wine. There is some good acidity to go along with the citrus and honey flavors. The wine weighs in at 12.0%. This is a pretty nice wine that I'd grade a B.

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