Domaine Michel Bregeon Muscadet Sevre Et Maine Sur Lie 2014 Front Label
Domaine Michel Bregeon Muscadet Sevre Et Maine Sur Lie 2014 Front Label

Domaine Michel Bregeon Muscadet Sevre Et Maine Sur Lie 2014

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When you drink a Brégeon Muscadet, you know you are drinking Muscadet. Bone dry, flinty, mouthwatering acidity.

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Michel Brégeon’s Muscadets are set apart by the soil in Gorges, where his vineyards include gabbro, volcanic rock that formed when the ground was ocean floor. Brégeon farms 19.2 acres, the vines for this cuvée averaging 40 years old; he ferments it without added yeast and ages it in underground glass-lined vats, often for many years before bottling. This young wine is super-rich, with succulent flavors of Asian pear, touches of matsutake mushroom and lots of salt air. It’s bright and chiseled, with distinctive minerality that needs plenty of oxygen to reveal itself completely—suggesting that Brégeon’s decision to hold his wines back in tank is a worthwhile plan to follow in bottle as well. Otherwise, decant a bottle now, and start shucking oysters.
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Michel Brégeon is part renegade, part crusader, and full-blown terroirist. Over the years, he has become an ardent defender of the Muscadet-Sèvre-et-Maine terroir, the most highly regarded of the four appellations in the Pays Nantais. Thanks to his deep understanding of the nuances of the land, he plays the game much differently than the region’s caves cooperatives and negociants, who produce en masse and lose the subtlety of the appellation. For seven years, he worked for his family’s domaine before setting out on his own in 1975. When his father retired in 1989, he gave his remaining vineyard land to Michel. Today, the domaine comprises 10 hectares of vineyards in clay, silica, and gabbro soils. Gabbro is old, blue-green, volcanic rock, rarely found in vineyard land. Formed by magma eruptions under the ocean floor, it is said to impart intense complexity to the domaine’s wines. His corner of the Muscadet-Sèvre-et-Maine, Gorges, is particularly known for this rock, and all of Michel’s vines are planted in it. His small community of vignerons is actively seeking recognition and preservation of this particular cru, called “Gorgeois.”

Though Michel retired after the 2010 vintage, the domaine’s legacy lives on with the young vigneron, and Muscadet native, Fred Lailler. With the consult of Michel, Fred has continued the Brégeon ethic of producing wines from only the top terroirs of the region and he has started the process of converting the vineyards to organic farming practices, a transition that will be complete in 2019.

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The Pays Nantais, Loire’s only region abutting the Atlantic coast, is solely focused on the Melon de Bourgogne grape in its handful of subzones: Muscadet-Sèvre et Maine, Muscadet-Coteaux de la Loire and Muscadet-Côtes de Grandlieu. Muscadet wines are dry, crisp, seaside whites made from Melon de Bourgogne and are ideal for the local seafood-focused cuisine. (They are not related to Muscat.) There is a new shift in the region to make these wines with extended lees contact, creating fleshy and more aromatic versions.

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Made famous in Muscadet, a gently rolling, Atlantic-dominated countryside on the eastern edge of the Loire, Melon de Bourgogne is actually the most planted grape variety in the Loire Valley. But the best comes from Muscadet Sèvre et Maine, a subzone of Pays Nantais. Somm Secret—The wine called Muscadet may sound suggestive of “muscat,” but Melon de Bourgogne is not related. Its name also suggests origins in Burgundy, which it has, but was continuously outlawed there, like Gamay, during the 16th and 17th centuries.

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