Muscadet is mostly thought of as a neutral, early-drinking wine. But there is another side to it. A small number of artisan producers make Muscadet from special sites which have amazing depth and ageing potential. Famille Lieubeau are one such estate, and their 'Cru' wines, made from old vines grown in the heart of the region, are stunning. Château-Thébaud is made with 70 year old vines, farmed organically. The wine is aged on its lees for three years on its lees before release, and has the fresh, saline quality of the best Muscadet, alongside a richer character which deepens with age.
70 year old vines. Fermented with wild yeasts. Aged for three years on the lees.
|Blend||100% Melon de Bourgogne|
|Appellation||Muscadet Sèvre et Maine|
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