Reserve des Cleons Muscadet 2014

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
Varietal: Muscadet
Vintage: 2014
Appellation: Sèvre-et-Maine, France DOP
Price:  $7.00

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.

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