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Landron Chartier Muscadet 'Melon B' Coteaux de Loire 2022

$22.00

We have 10 in stock (Inventory is live and accurate)

  • Soil Type: The wine thrives on micro-granite soil, which imparts a distinctive minerality to the flavor profile, enhancing its complexity and depth. This type of soil contributes to the wine's crisp and refreshing nature, providing a solid foundation for the Melon de Bourgogne grapes to express their varietal characteristics fully.

  • Elevation: Situated in the hilly terrain near the Loire River, the elevation provides a beneficial microclimate. The altitude, combined with the influence of the Atlantic Ocean, allows for deep root penetration and optimal ripeness of the grapes, ensuring a balance between freshness and maturity in the wine.

  • Grape Varieties: Exclusively crafted from 100% Melon de Bourgogne, this varietal is known for its ability to produce wines with high acidity and vibrant fruit flavors. The grape's adaptability to the micro-granite soil of the region further accentuates its fresh and mineral qualities, making it a true expression of its terroir.

  • Winemaking: Fermented with natural yeasts and aged for 6 months in tanks, this process, coupled with a six-month lees aging, contributes to the wine's lovely weight on the mid-palate. The use of concrete tanks for fermentation preserves the wine's inherent fruitiness and freshness, while the low yields of 35hl/ha ensure concentration and depth of flavor.

  • Farming Practices: The Landron Chartier estate is committed to organic farming practices, with a conversion that began in 2010. This approach reflects their dedication to sustainability and respect for the land, ensuring that the vineyards produce grapes of the highest quality and environmental integrity.

  • Tasting Notes: The 2020 Melon B showcases a crisp and pure expression of pear, apple, and honeydew melon flavors, indicative of the Melon de Bourgogne's varietal character. The wine's texture is enhanced by its time on lees, offering a pleasing weight that complements its bright acidity. The finish is marked by a pleasing saline note, adding to its refreshing and lively character.

  • Pairing: This wine's freshness and minerality make it an excellent companion to seafood dishes, particularly oysters and shellfish, as well as light salads and goat cheese. Its crisp acidity and saline finish can also complement richer poultry dishes, providing a refreshing counterbalance.

  • About the Producer: Bernard Landron and his son Benoît, representing the third generation of their family, have embraced a philosophy of quality and innovation in the heart of the Muscadet Sèvre et Maine area. Their move to Ancenis and subsequent shift to bottling their own wine under Benoît's influence mark a commitment to expressing the unique characteristics of their diverse vineyard soils. Their approach to winemaking, which includes the production of sparkling pet-nats, reflects their dedication to creating wines with freshness and personality, truly capturing the essence of the Muscadet region.

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