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Domaine de la Louvetrie, Jo Landron, Muscadet, Atmostphere, Louvetrie, Amphibolite, Fief du Briel, Les Houx

Pronouncing Muscadet with Jo Landron

How is Melon de Bourgogne, the grape of Muscadet, pronounced? This is a great question to ask Jo Landron, winemaker at Domaine de La Louvetrie in Muscadet Sevre et Maine. Melon is the main grape of the region, but it is by no means the only grape grown in the area around the city of Nantes […]

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Landron’s Atmospheres: World Domination Continues

I’m convinced that there must be a Sommelier in a wine bar somewhere who does not love Jo Landron’s sparkling “Atmospheres”, but I have not met that person yet.  Remember this is the only wine we’ve ever sold that inspired a tattoo.  (i.e. a tattoo of the label – it’s quite possible we’ve sold wine […]

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Domaine de la Louvetrie, Jo Landron, Muscadet, Atmostphere, Louvetrie, Amphibolite, Fief du Briel, Les Houx

Muscadet: A goldmine of value for wine collectors who drink their cellars.

Early in most wine lovers’ introduction to the wines of France comes a lesson on the subdivision of regions within Burgundy into “cru”, some of which produce wines so unique and spectacular they are labelled  “Grand Cru” status.   The underlying social, political, religious, and geological forces which have created this system could well serve as […]

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Domaine de la Louvetrie, Jo Landron, Muscadet, Atmostphere, Louvetrie, Amphibolite, Fief du Briel, Les Houx

Domaine de la Louvetrie NV “Atmosphères”, Muscadet

Biodynamic bubbles from Muscadet for less than $20 on the shelf that’s made like a fine Champagne. A region full of surprises is our beloved Muscadet. Jo blends Pinot Noir and Folle Blanche (20/80) to make this sparkling wine in the “Methode Traditionelle”. This is not a wine for intellectual discourse and high debate. It […]

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Amphibolite Nature, Landron

Amphibolite Nature A single vineyard Muscadet from the biodynamic Domaine de la Louvetrie that is bottled with minimal lees aging. This is a wine with strong acidity and minerality that reveals itself a layer at a time. A suggestion of green figs, lemon and possibly rosemary is present on the nose and the wine’s weight is sneaky on […]

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