Julien Braud, Muscadet Sevre et Maine 2020Regular price $15.00 Save $-15.00
Variety: Melon de Bourgogne
You have to give a clap to Julien Braud for his ambition and ingenuity for pushing his family forward. Many growers for years in this part of France sold their fruit and farmed with more mechanical means. This farming is changing, and Julien is one of the rising stars who has built something special from his family's land. With only 18 acres—and around 12 of those going into vineyards—this estate is very boutique. Julien farms by horse and uses only natural yeasts for the fermentation. The wines age in glass-lined, buried cement vats in the ground. It is impressive to see this level of dedication to winemaking with wines produced at an incredible value and quality.
This is Julien’s signature wine hailing from the appellation of Muscadet Sevre et Maine in the western Loire Valley. While full of acidity and minerality, and plenty of fruitiness, the wine is intensified by licorice and floral notes. The Muscadet is aged on its lees for one year to strengthen all its components, including its rich texture.