Reserve des Cleons, Muscadet Sevre et Maine, Sur Lie, AOP, Val de Loire, France, 2013, 12% abv, purchased from Trader Joe’s, Bellingham

Next time you are in the US, run to Trader Joe’s and pick up several of these.

Deemed perfect for a seafood platter including some oysters and cheap as can be – only about C$8 – this is a perfectly acceptable, dare I say ‘good’, straightforward, clean and tasty white wine.

Meant to drink young (we opened this one in January 2014), it was pale lemon with legs and medium minus aromas of green melon, lemon zest citrus and a minerality like that of freshly washed rocks.  Dry with high acidity, medium alcohol, medium body (from resting over the winter on its lees), the flavours consisted of medium lemon balm, honeydew melon, white peach, bergamot lime and rocks.

This wine had only a medium finish, but it was crisp and clean.

WSET ‘Good’ and a great deal.

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