Wine of the Week: Château l’Oiselinière Muscadet Sèvre-et-Maine
If Sauvignon Blanc is queen in the Loire Valley, Melon de Bourgogne is the princess. She is the star of the appellation Muscadet Sèvre-et-Maine and possesses the kind of sass and minerality that gets our juices flowing at Vino Vino.
Château l’Oiselinière is as traditional as they come. With 40-70 year-old vines farmed organically, the final product is the best of best. The property’s viticultural history stretches back 7 centuries and has the claim on the oldest recorded mention of Melon de Bourgogne.
After harvest, the juice is fermented on native yeasts in concrete vats, then aged on its lees over winter (as tradition in this appellation dictates).
The result is a wine with bright acidity and spritzy minerality that’s anchored by a creamy, textural undercurrent. This duality is typical of the best Muscadets and owes is complexity to the lees aging.
Pair this wine with any of our lighter dishes and you’ll see why it’s our pick of the week.