EP 249 Muscadet Wine Sampling

Gary samples some Muscadet wines, because some of us don’t have Franklins pouring out of our pockets.

Wines tasted in this episode:

Chereau Carre Muscadet Chateau De ChasseloirMuscadet
2005 Domaine De La Cognardiere Muscadet Sur LieMuscadet
2006 Pepiere Muscadet Sur LieMuscadet

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Neal Buck

I just had my first Muscadet maybe a week ago or so, and I loved it. I can’t remember the name off hand, though.

QOTD: I’m really not very familiar with much European wines in general. I used to have the misconception that all French wines were too expensive, so I just avoided that part of the store. I didn’t know there was anything other than Chianti and Super Tuscans from Italy. Only recently have I realized there are great values from France and Italy. I still don’t know what Germany has to offer aside from Riesling, which I’m not a big fan of–although, if someone can direct me toward a good, bone dry Riesling for a good price, I’d try it with an open mind.

For value, I’ve stuck mainly to South America and Australia/New Zealand. I’ve recently also gotten into South African wines. I require value since I’m a poor graduate student :)

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  • http://VineLanguage.com/ Fran Benavidez

    I haven’t had the pleasure of trying a Barolo, mainly because of price!

  • http://VineLanguage.com Fran Benavidez

    I haven’t had the pleasure of trying a Barolo, mainly because of price!

  • Daniel Rymer

    Can’t say I’ve had Muscadet (wow, that has a nice rhyme), but I’m adding it to my shopping list in corkd today. Thanks Gary!

  • Daniel Rymer

    Can’t say I’ve had Muscadet (wow, that has a nice rhyme), but I’m adding it to my shopping list in corkd today. Thanks Gary!

  • http://blog.randy-hall.com/ Randy

    Gary, Just had my first Muscadet tonight, a Domaine Les Hautes Noëlles ’04 Muscadet Côtes de Grandlieu. Tasty!

    I gotta say (again) that had I never watched WLTV, who knows if I would’ve EVER tried a Muscadet. You rock!

  • http://blog.randy-hall.com Randy

    Gary, Just had my first Muscadet tonight, a Domaine Les Hautes Noëlles ’04 Muscadet Côtes de Grandlieu. Tasty!

    I gotta say (again) that had I never watched WLTV, who knows if I would’ve EVER tried a Muscadet. You rock!

  • greentox

    The Pepiere Muscadet Sur Lie is my standard at home white wine. I find it pretty mineralish in addition to the greens. A perfect complement to food of the sea. I’d agree with the other comment that Gary should explain “sur lie”, it brings an almost frizzy quality to the wine.

  • greentox

    The Pepiere Muscadet Sur Lie is my standard at home white wine. I find it pretty mineralish in addition to the greens. A perfect complement to food of the sea. I’d agree with the other comment that Gary should explain “sur lie”, it brings an almost frizzy quality to the wine.

  • ovarge

    hmmmm…very interesting!
    Thanks google

  • ovarge

    hmmmm…very interesting!
    Thanks google

  • http://fondnessforfalling.blogspot.com/ Fangorn81

    “Breast values today” !! Tsk tsk tsk…oh that Freud and his slips!

  • http://fondnessforfalling.blogspot.com Fangorn81

    “Breast values today” !! Tsk tsk tsk…oh that Freud and his slips!

  • http://fondnessforfalling.blogspot.com/ Fangorn81

    QOTD: Never had a Cabernet Sauvingon. Seriously. Though, I have a bottle of Root:1 2005 on my shelf as I type this…But I am waiting to open it till I can share it w/ my dad. He raved about it, and that’s why I bought it (plus a few for him, apparently this vintage is hard to find now). So that will be taken care of soon.

    Oh, and I’ve never had a Riesling.

  • http://fondnessforfalling.blogspot.com Fangorn81

    QOTD: Never had a Cabernet Sauvingon. Seriously. Though, I have a bottle of Root:1 2005 on my shelf as I type this…But I am waiting to open it till I can share it w/ my dad. He raved about it, and that’s why I bought it (plus a few for him, apparently this vintage is hard to find now). So that will be taken care of soon.

    Oh, and I’ve never had a Riesling.

  • redfrog

    GV – Love these…. not all the time, but I see them having a perfect time and place.

    QOTD – Shortcoming…. Cabernet Franc is something that I have never had on its own, hopefully we can fix that this weekend.

  • redfrog

    GV – Love these…. not all the time, but I see them having a perfect time and place.

    QOTD – Shortcoming…. Cabernet Franc is something that I have never had on its own, hopefully we can fix that this weekend.

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    I do believe at 1:53 you said “…breast values in the world.” I do like to see gary get sloshed! Sweet episode, though. A inexpensive white wine for me to try and not worry about breaking the bank while expanding my palate. QOTD: Never had a Red Bordeaux (have had some Sauternes), but own one that is cellaring and I plan on buying and cellaring some more. Hey Im changing the wine world!!!!

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    I do believe at 1:53 you said “…breast values in the world.” I do like to see gary get sloshed! Sweet episode, though. A inexpensive white wine for me to try and not worry about breaking the bank while expanding my palate. QOTD: Never had a Red Bordeaux (have had some Sauternes), but own one that is cellaring and I plan on buying and cellaring some more. Hey Im changing the wine world!!!!

  • Adrian

    Another varietal to be noted down on the list…by the way is this muscadet the same as muscat?

  • Adrian

    Another varietal to be noted down on the list…by the way is this muscadet the same as muscat?

  • Anonymous

    QOTD – I have so many weaknesses, I don’t even want to discuss them. I tend to really focus on the things I like, and get know them in depth, to the exclusion of some other areas. Which is to say, this show, with its palate-expanding mantra, is made for me.

    I’ll definitely put muscadet on my “to be tried” list.

    @Adrian: Muscadet is definitely not muscat. Muscadet is made from the Melon de Bourgogne grape, and is usually made dry, while Muscat is made from the Muscat grape, and is often (but not always) used for sweeter wines. Search “muscat” and “muscadet” on wikipedia.

  • Phredd

    QOTD – I have so many weaknesses, I don’t even want to discuss them. I tend to really focus on the things I like, and get know them in depth, to the exclusion of some other areas. Which is to say, this show, with its palate-expanding mantra, is made for me.

    I’ll definitely put muscadet on my “to be tried” list.

    @Adrian: Muscadet is definitely not muscat. Muscadet is made from the Melon de Bourgogne grape, and is usually made dry, while Muscat is made from the Muscat grape, and is often (but not always) used for sweeter wines. Search “muscat” and “muscadet” on wikipedia.

  • John__J

    qotd Im gonna go with the Greek wines and varietals. Gary, have you had savagnin? the grape that goes in to true vin jaune. It would be awesome to see you put just 1 of those on your show

  • John J

    qotd Im gonna go with the Greek wines and varietals. Gary, have you had savagnin? the grape that goes in to true vin jaune. It would be awesome to see you put just 1 of those on your show

  • corkscrew

    Canit say I have had many Muscadets. QOTD-Can't say I know of any grape worth thinking about that I have not tried. http://www.winelx.com

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Neal-Buck/31205607 Neal Buck

    I just had my first Muscadet maybe a week ago or so, and I loved it. I can’t remember the name off hand, though.

    QOTD: I’m really not very familiar with much European wines in general. I used to have the misconception that all French wines were too expensive, so I just avoided that part of the store. I didn’t know there was anything other than Chianti and Super Tuscans from Italy. Only recently have I realized there are great values from France and Italy. I still don’t know what Germany has to offer aside from Riesling, which I’m not a big fan of–although, if someone can direct me toward a good, bone dry Riesling for a good price, I’d try it with an open mind.

    For value, I’ve stuck mainly to South America and Australia/New Zealand. I’ve recently also gotten into South African wines. I require value since I’m a poor graduate student :)

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