With the weather warming, it’s time to begin thinking about those fun summer wines that we can enjoy on a lovely Spring picnic or at a family cookout. Recent unseasonably high temperatures reminded me that I had tasting notes hanging around from the time I decided to take this Loire Valley Muscadet for a spin.
Vineyard: Reserve des Cleons
Appellation: Sèvre-et-Maine, France DOP
Notes: Light yellow in color, this French white had an effervescent bouquet with scents of citrus, pear and melon. I found the acidity quite high, and heft on the palate was light. For me it was a very pleasant glass of inexpensive wine, exhibiting fruit flavors of citrus, melon, and some pear with a touch of oak. Alcohol was at 12%. No doubt I’ll reach for this again during the upcoming summer months.