Chateau des Cleons Muscadet Sèvre et Maine 2009

This was another Trader Joe’s find for 6 or 7 bucks. I was mulling around the Riesling section looking for a crisp, dry wine, and an employee recommended this since all but one of their rieslings were on the sweet side. I wouldn’t generally think of the Loire valley for this style of wine, but given the price you might as well take a chance.

I have to give the employee credit as the wine is very much what I was looking for. It clocks in at a fairly low 12% ABV, making a great wine for hot summer days, and the clean, crisp flavor and light body go well with a variety of Asian or other spicy foods. It’s tart and acidic with notes of citrus and green apple, with just a hint sweetness reminiscent of honeydew. Not the most complex wine on the planet, but a pleasant example of a certain style for a good price. 87 points.

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One Response to “Chateau des Cleons Muscadet Sèvre et Maine 2009”

  1. Carol says:

    I found the wine to be nice, citusy, and tart to begin, but the finish seemed bitter and disappointing.

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