Vignobles Gunther-Chéreau, Muscadet Sèvre et Maine (Loire Valley, France) “Les Vergers” Sur Lie 2016

($20):  This wine shows that Muscadet, especially those from the subregion Sèvre et Maine, can develop with bottle age.  Most often, consumers think Muscadet should be consumed young with shellfish or other seafood.  And that’s correct.  Muscadet is a delightful — and affordable — wine for seafood.  But, as this one shows, a few years of bottle age add depth without reducing its vibrancy.  Still energetic, this wine has developed and conveys subtle mineral-like flavors.  It’s another great choice for sushi.
90 Michael Apstein Feb 11, 2020