Les Saisons de Bourgneuf is more than just a great value: it's proof both that the region's reputation is built on solid ground and that the locals are not resting on their laurels.
Sure, Muscadet is one of the wine world’s best secret weapons, but can it age?
Click through to take this chance to taste what may well be the future of white Burgundy, at retail instead of restaurant prices.
Edouard and Eleni believe you can only make great wine if you are close to the vines. So, they have kept things small: under 5 hectares (the family Domaine is nearly 10 times that). They know their vines, know their plots, and they bottle their vineyards individually so that we can enjoy each – highly individual – terroir on its own terms.
The Muscadets of Domaine de la Pépière are some of the greatest dry whites in the Loire. They are true vins-de-gardes of terroir expression—and they are great values, too. Pépière wines are subtle, complex and poised. In a word: gorgeous. And they age incredibly well, too. This is a perfect candidate for the Reasonable Cellar.
The aim here is terroir transparency.
Xavier sets out to highlight what many producers proved, over difficult decades: the reputation of Montlouis as individual and essential.