Chateau de la Ragotiere Vallet Muscadet Sevre et Maine 2014

$ 19.50

The former family seat of the Loré de la Ragotière family, the Château (14th century) and the thirty hectare estate were bought by the Couillaud brothers in 1979. Located in the Loire Valley, near the Atlantic Ocean, near the village of Vallet, they are located in the appellation Muscadet Sèvre et Maine sur lie. Here, soils of schist and micaschist produce late-maturing and well-structured wines, particularly good for keeping.

Since 2011, a group of 25 winemakers has been hard at work to ensure the development of the new Cru of Vallet. The Couillaud family has selected the best soils in the area and the wine is aged for 2 years on average during the vinification process. The resulting Muscadet wine can be left to age for a very long time. In France, Cru Vallet wine has seduced journalists and sommeliers alike for its finesse, elegance and length.

Winemaking details:

  • 100% Melon de Bourgogne
  • Soils: Micaschiste Albitic, volcanic schist
  • Pneumatic press and very severe racking before alcoholic fermentation
  • Aged on its lees for 29 months and bottled in February 2017

 Tasting Notes: Plenty of freshness along with a tight, mineral texture and lightly smoky flavors. The concentration gives the wine richness while it remains bone dry and crisp.

 FOOD PAIRING SUGGESTIONS:

Scallops, Oysters, Lobster, Grilled fish, Creamed chicken, Strawberries sabayon.