Julien Braud, Muscadet Sevre et Maine 2020Regular price $15.00 Save $-15.00
Variety: Melon de Bourgogne
Julien Braud is an exciting young winemaker, one of the few next generation winemakers in Sevre et Maine, who has taken over part of his family's estate with the mission of pushing the limits of Muscadet and its identity grape, Melon de Bourgogne. The area in general has seen a decline in producers and vineyards in recent years, but Julien Braud is on a mission to bring emphasis and notoriety back to this area, and so far is undeterred! Not only is he farming sustainably and recently certified organic, he brings a quality-minded approach and a sense of whimsy to an otherwise neglected area. His wines effectively over-deliver in quality at their modest price points.
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.