La Divatte ‘Sur Lie’ – Muscadet
The “La Divatte” cuvee is made from grapes grown on the left bank of the Loire, upstream from Nantes. As a Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Sur Lie it is aged on lees for 8 months to give more roundness than a ‘straight’ Muscadet.
The Muscadet appelation covers 23 communes to the south-east of Nantes, around Vallet, Clisson, Le Loroux Bottereau, and Vertou. Located between the Sèvre and the Maine rivers, the terroir is a mix of volcanic rock with great deal of light, stony soil, either silica-based or more alkaline.
Muscadet is well known as a perfect accompaniment to fish and seafood dishes, and also white meat dishes, especially when the wine is a few years old.
Light stone fruit underlays its intense, grassy dryness. It is enjoyably crisp whilst young, but will age well for several years.