Domaine de l'Ecu (Guy Bossard)

Expression d'Orthogneiss Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Melon de Bourgogne

9.0190 ratings
9.166 pro ratings
Sèvre-et-Maine, Pays Nantais, Loire Valley, France
Melon de Bourgogne
Shellfish, Crab & Lobster
Top Notes For
Matt Perlman

This has some real body and viscosity to it. Very toasty and umami on the nose, sake lees, lemon, fennel seed, kelp, salt, rocks. Not exactly textbook Muscadet for your typical oysters pairing but went great with sushi

This has some real body and viscosity to it. Very toasty and umami on the nose, sake lees, lemon, fennel seed, kelp, salt, rocks. Not exactly textbook Muscadet for your typical oysters pairing but went great with sushi

Jul 19th, 2020
Chip Hughes

2014. Exaggerated oily texture, due to extended sur lie aging. Fennel bulb, celery leaf, sea salt, wet stones. Massive to the point of lacking balance. Never my favorite Muscadet, but I respect Bossard and his regimen. #muscadet #melondebourgogne

2014. Exaggerated oily texture, due to extended sur lie aging. Fennel bulb, celery leaf, sea salt, wet stones. Massive to the point of lacking balance. Never my favorite Muscadet, but I respect Bossard and his regimen. #muscadet #melondebourgogne

Jun 18th, 2018
Erik Nordman

L’Ecu makes some of the most interesting and unique Muscadets out there. This one is whistle clean and a bit riper and more aromatic than your average Muscadet due to the warmer vintage but it’s still totally fresh and bracing like you’d want from a good Muscadet.

- Color: medium (-) intensity straw gold with green tinges, day bright
- Nose: ripe green apple, just-ripe starfruit, wet stone and saline crushed oyster shell, iodine, yeasty leesiness, apple blossom and white florals, and a tiny bit of lanolin-y, Chenin-esque character that I’ll chalk up to the warmer vintage.
- Palate: just-ripe green apple and star fruit, apple blossom, wet stones and briny salinity, cheesy lees notes, chervil
- Acid: high
- RS: Bone dry
- Alcohol: moderate and unobtrusive
- Body: medium (-), oily round texture contributed by lees

L’Ecu makes some of the most interesting and unique Muscadets out there. This one is whistle clean and a bit riper and more aromatic than your average Muscadet due to the warmer vintage but it’s still totally fresh and bracing like you’d want from a good Muscadet.

- Color: medium (-) intensity straw gold with green tinges, day bright
- Nose: ripe green apple, just-ripe starfruit, wet stone and saline crushed oyster shell, iodine, yeasty leesiness, apple blossom and white florals, and a tiny bit of lanolin-y, Chenin-esque character that I’ll chalk up to the warmer vintage.
- Palate: just-ripe green apple and star fruit, apple blossom, wet stones and briny salinity, cheesy lees notes, chervil
- Acid: high
- RS: Bone dry
- Alcohol: moderate and unobtrusive
- Body: medium (-), oily round texture contributed by lees

May 5th, 2018
Nikki Goddard, DWS

Andrew hates this.

Andrew hates this.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 13th, 2015
Baku Nagai

Such a pure expression of the fruit... Une pure eau de roche!

Such a pure expression of the fruit... Une pure eau de roche!

1 person found it helpfulNov 28th, 2013
Lauren Weisenthal

Great acid and salinity. Pass the oysters!

Great acid and salinity. Pass the oysters!

1 person found it helpfulMay 17th, 2013
Bob Bryden

Founder The Lake Sommelier, LLC, Author Wine Talk

9.2

Green apples, fresh squeezed lemon juice, nutty,buttery and zippy acidity. Hint of saltiness reminds me of salt sprinkled on fresh brioche. Wish I had some fresh oysters to go with this.

Green apples, fresh squeezed lemon juice, nutty,buttery and zippy acidity. Hint of saltiness reminds me of salt sprinkled on fresh brioche. Wish I had some fresh oysters to go with this.

Mar 28th, 2017
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

8.9

Citrus blend with white & yellow florals on the nose. Touch creamy and waxy on the palate. Lemon/lime zest, grapefruit, underripe green melon close to the rhine, whiff of white peach, yellow & white florals, granite in the minerality with a round, nice finish.

Citrus blend with white & yellow florals on the nose. Touch creamy and waxy on the palate. Lemon/lime zest, grapefruit, underripe green melon close to the rhine, whiff of white peach, yellow & white florals, granite in the minerality with a round, nice finish.

Mar 11th, 2017
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.2

Nice breadth as counterpoint to the acidity and minerality. Juicy fruit. Nice with smoked salmon. Good value. Biodynamic!

Nice breadth as counterpoint to the acidity and minerality. Juicy fruit. Nice with smoked salmon. Good value. Biodynamic!

Oct 14th, 2016
Mark Lindzy

From magnum this time, a little softer on the acidity than my last bottle of 2013. Still a good match for fatty meat snacks and tiny fish though.

From magnum this time, a little softer on the acidity than my last bottle of 2013. Still a good match for fatty meat snacks and tiny fish though.

Sep 19th, 2016