2018 Pulpe Fiction Muscadet Sevre-et-Maine Lie
Region: Muscadet Sèvre-et-Maine < Loire Valley < France
Grapes: Melon de Bourgogne
Vineyard/Cellar Stats: organic farming; 60 year-old vines on soils of decomposed granite with sandy topsoil; slow direct press (4 hours); long fermentation in Stainless steel tank (7 months), then racked and aged in stainless steel tank for
another 3 months; bottled unfined with a light filtration (vegan) and minimal added So2; 500 cases; 12% ABV
Winemaker: Domaine Jousset and Nicolas Reau
Pulpe Fiction, a collaboration between legendary Loire producers Domaine Jousset and Nicolas Reau, is a light to medium bodied, uber-natural Melon de Bourgogne, aka Muscadet, is the quintessential oyster wine. Typically briny, crisp and clean, it’s simple, easy and plentiful, especially in France. It’s also hard to find clean, organic versions in this big, conventional region that spits out a bunch of cheap plonk along with a few gems. So we were excited to find this unfined one with texture and soul. Extended time on the lees adds subtlety, complexity and a touch of sparkle to the wine along with bright fruit (nectarine, zesty green apple!) and crisp acidity. Like all Muscadet, it would pair beautifully with oysters on the half shell, but it also goes well with fish of all sorts and veggies, even the hard-to-pair ones. Try with artichoke.