Domaine de la Combe, Muscadet, 2018
Crisp, flinty notes with a hint of lemon on the nose. The palate has fresh, zesty, savoury bites with hints of green apple along with yeasty lees notes. A lovely classic Muscadet with character and flavour representative of the vintage.
Pierre-Henri Gadais is now really making his mark at the helm of his family’s Domaine in Muscadet. He is in the process of converting to organic production and experimenting with a new ‘natural’ cuvée called Melon Blanc. Probably not the most fashionable place for a young winemaker but he is genuinely enthusiastic about the potential of his native region and if you want a bright, saline, food-friendly white to freshen the palate in January then remind yourself how good proper Muscadet can be.