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Expression de Granite, Domaine de L'Ecu

Appel on Wine: Great Muscadet, from mineral-rich Loire Valley, worth a search | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

“Great Muscadet is available, and great Muscadet approaches the realm of great wine. Great Muscadet is the strangest normal white wine I know, expressing tremendously complex flavors and aromas, many of which stay outside the sphere of linguistically renderable. And great Muscadet costs less than $20 a bottle.” These are not my words, nor are […]

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Fred Niger inspects Mark Hayes' tattoo of Jo Landron's Atmospheres.

A Perfect, Bubbly, Storm

Jo Landron and Fred Niger are good friends. Jo and Fred both love great bubbles, and they both make great bubbles.   Mark Hayes, from Pastoral here in Chicago, loves Jo Landron’s bubbles. I mean, this dude loves Atmospheres. So it was with some trepidation that we introduced Fred to Mark at Rootstock. Would it […]

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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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MUSCADET Sèvre et Maine - GRANITE - Domaine de l'écu

MUSCADET Sèvre et Maine – GRANITE – Domaine de l’écu

Domaine de l’Ecu‘s 2010 “Expression de Granite” is one of the main reasons that we have wanted to work with the estate. The wine is glorious young – a bundle of citric energy wound around a dense core of white fruits – and it only reveals the depths of its flavor with time. It’s a […]

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