Chéreau Carré 'La Griffe' Muscadet Sèvre et Maine sur Lie 2022
Chéreau Carré is one of the leading Muscadet producers with substantial family owned vineyards in some of the best locations in the region. The vineyard for the 'La Griffe' Cuvée is located in Saint-Fiacre-sur-Maine, within the appellation of Muscadet Sèvre et Maine. Fermentation took place in stainless steel to preserve the varietal characteristics of the Melon-de-Bourgogne variety. The wine was then aged on its lees, 'Sur Lie', for six months with regular "bâtonnage" or lees stirring until bottling. The maturation on the lees imparts an attractive "spritz" and a nice weight on the palate. The wine was made in an unoaked fashion to retain the fresh style and purity of fruit. A pure wine delivering delicate citrus fruit and floral aromas with notes of green apples. Refreshing, with crisp acidity and a bright minerality on the palate, through to a lemony hint on the finish.