NEW WINE ALERT! Veronique Gunther's Muscadets are all the rage in France and Western Europe, but they just became available in the United States. I am proud to be one of the first East Coast retailers to stock their brilliant Anima Mea Muscadet.
When I tasted this one a few weeks back, I was nearly brought to my knees with vinous joy. This is unlike any other Muscadet I've ever tasted, and that is a good thing. Veronique has her own unique "recipe," and I like what she's got cooking....I mean fermenting!
2019 Domaine Gunther-Chereau Muscadet 'Anima Mea'
Supply is limited. ORDER NOW in our online store. We will apply deal pricing once we receive your order.
I'm going to start the conversation with a controversial statement -- this drinks like Cru Chablis. I will not back off of that statement either. Have you checked Premier Cru Chablis prices recently? I have, and they are higher than ever. Veronique Gunther has the touch with the Melon grape, and she coaxes out flavors and textures rarely encountered in the Muscadet AOC.
The estate's old vines, commitment to organic and biodynamic farming, and long aging on the lies all contribute to the success of this wine. 'Anima Mea' loosely translates to 'soul,' and this is a super soulful white wine produced from a vineyard located at the confluence of the Sevre and Maine Rivers. One of the oldest and most respected sites in the region, it yields a white wine with serious "WOW FACTOR!"
That pedigree of site and producer is clearly evident from the first sniff to the last sip. I was immediately hit with exotic aromas of ripe tropical fruits, pear, citrus oils. and oyster shell minerality. This is not your simple, foursquare Muscadet. Far from it! It was even better on the palate, with ripe aromas of apple, tangerine, pineapple, and white flowers, but that persistent Loire Valley minerality kicked in on the finish.
Like Pepiere's Clos des Briords Muscadet, which we are also featuring, this is another super fine white wine from a wonderful, responsible, family-run winery. It's definitely a bit fleshier and flashier than the Briords, but that does not mean better or worse, just different. I recommend you buy both.
I feel very fortunate to be one of the first US retailers for this wine. I guarantee you I won't be the only retailer that latches on to this one, so expect demand to go up. Get some!
ORDER NOW in our online store. We will apply deal pricing once we receive your order.
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