Vignerons Du Pallet Muscadet Les Roches Blanches / 750mL
"Vignerons du Pallet is a brilliant little Muscadet from Sevre et Maine which happens to be the very finest sub-appelation in Muscadet. This wine is made from Melon de Bourgogne, a grape with very high natural acidity. To tame its acidity winemakers in this region age the wine on its lees (spent yeast cells) to add a certain creaminess and roundness to the wine. This particular example maintains its natural crispness without being overly tart. And what a value it is--soft lemony notes give way to a brilliant minerality, the kind of characteristic you would usually only find in a white wine that is much more expensive. This Muscadet is friendly enough to drink on its own but they classic pairing (oysters) would be just glorious."