Tesco Finest Chateau Palatio Muscadet Sevre et Maine Sur Lie – 2012

Muscadet (450 x 600)France 12%

Fancy an extremely light, steely , crisp and dry (not the oil) white then this Muscadet made with the Melon de Bourgogne grape from the Loire valley probably fits the bill.

In the glass it looked clean, fresh and very pale, for me though what let it down slightly is the lack of any real aroma. After vigorous swirling there was what I could describe as a gentle waft of sea breeze blowing over an apple orchard.

Taking that first sip you realise how dry this is, It’s  very sharp and crisp like biting into a under ripe Granny Smith apple, it’s minerally, acidic and has a stony quality finishing off with a touch of lemon juice.

To sum up, for me,  this was an ok wine if you want something  dry, refreshing and tangy, it would certainly fit the bill chilled with seafood on a hot summers day,  doesn’t quite have the same affect on a cold rainy January evening.


My Rating 7/10 Corks          Tesco £7.49