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Muscadet wine festival

The wine region of Muscadet, centred on Nantes (44 Loire-Atlantique, Pays de la Loire) gets into party mode with theMuscadétours” Muscadet wine festival 5 – 7 October 2018!

Muscadet wine festival logo“Muscadétours“is a special creation waiting to invite you to the heart of the vineyard of  Nantes with numerous activities in various emblematic places around the wine district. Muscadétours allows you to discover or rediscover the riches of Nantes vineyard and its wine heritage.

maison des vins de nantes logoThe Festival is designed to help visitors to get to know about the wines, their cultivation and production as well as the gastronomy and heritage of the area. There are a number of different appellations and Muscadet has come some way since those rather thin and very acidic wines of my youth. Yet it remains true that generally these white wines are excellent with fish and seafood!

The Marché Gourmande is in Divatte-sur-Loire (44 Loire-Atlantique, Pays de la Loire), just to the east of Nantes, but there are numerous events over the Muscadet area.

For more info on the Muscadet wine festival see www.lesmuscadetours.com/

Stay B&B in the heart of the Nantes vineyards beside the river la Sèvre Nantaise-  a classic and historic 18th Century wine Chateau with its vineyards B&B Chateau de l’Oiselinière. The Chateau was once owned by the Seigneurs (Lords) of nearby Clisson (44 Loire-Atlantique, Pays de la Loire)

B&B Chateau de l'Oiseliniere

B&B Chateau de l’Oiseliniere

Muscadet de Sèvre et Maine Sur Lie 2014 Domaine de la Tourmalinemuscadet_tourmalineClassic Loire white bursting with fresh citrus fruit, “sur lie” indicates ageing on the lees giving this wine a subtle and natural spritz. With ripe fruit aromas, a pleasant richness and fine minerality, this is a classic Loire white. Bottled with a slight natural spritz to help retain freshness. Chill well and drink immediately with scallops. Also makes an excellent partner for oriental cuisine.Majestic wine

 

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