Domaine de l'Ecu (Guy Bossard)

Granite Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Melon de Bourgogne

9.016 ratings
8.96 pro ratings
Sèvre-et-Maine, Pays Nantais, Loire Valley, France
Melon de Bourgogne
Shellfish, Crab & Lobster
Top Notes For
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

8.8

Niceand balanced though drying on the palate. A bit monodimensional

Niceand balanced though drying on the palate. A bit monodimensional

May 1st, 2017
Chris Ursini

Brand Manager Chambers & Chambers

9.1

Raw I'mma give it to ya, with no trivia
Raw like cocaine straight from Bolivia

Raw I'mma give it to ya, with no trivia
Raw like cocaine straight from Bolivia

Jan 28th, 2017
Eddie Grystar

showing better than the orthogneiss but still tightly wound. somehow both rich and linear and saline

showing better than the orthogneiss but still tightly wound. somehow both rich and linear and saline

Oct 31st, 2016
Michael Piaker

25 September 2016. Flatiron Wines, New York, NY.

25 September 2016. Flatiron Wines, New York, NY.

Sep 27th, 2016
Erik Nordman

One of the more interesting Muscadets I've had! Definitely more perfumed than any other I've had in the past; aromas of honeydew melon, starfruit, and a bit of white rose join the classic Muscadet citrus and briny mineral character, which has an almost iodine-y character in this example that I actually really like. On the palate it shows more like classic Muscadet, with the citrus, hard cheese rind, and briny oyster shell predominating while the melon and floral character of the nose is replaced by ripe yellow apple. Acid is kickin' and razor sharp. Has a nice weighty medium body from the lees treatment but still remains nimble and quenching. Solid stuff. Would love to try it with the Gneiss and Orthogneiss to see how the soil type affects the final product, as i'm pretty sure they're all vinified pretty similarly.

One of the more interesting Muscadets I've had! Definitely more perfumed than any other I've had in the past; aromas of honeydew melon, starfruit, and a bit of white rose join the classic Muscadet citrus and briny mineral character, which has an almost iodine-y character in this example that I actually really like. On the palate it shows more like classic Muscadet, with the citrus, hard cheese rind, and briny oyster shell predominating while the melon and floral character of the nose is replaced by ripe yellow apple. Acid is kickin' and razor sharp. Has a nice weighty medium body from the lees treatment but still remains nimble and quenching. Solid stuff. Would love to try it with the Gneiss and Orthogneiss to see how the soil type affects the final product, as i'm pretty sure they're all vinified pretty similarly.

Sep 21st, 2016
Ben Lehman

Tasting great. Clean and minerally with just the right amount of weight.

Tasting great. Clean and minerally with just the right amount of weight.

Jul 7th, 2016
Maya Kaczorowski

Stone fruit smell. Light taste. Strong alcohol.

Stone fruit smell. Light taste. Strong alcohol.

Jun 19th, 2016
John Osgood

Serious note of iodine. Needs more time.

Serious note of iodine. Needs more time.

Mar 18th, 2016
David Lincoln

Terroir, crisp, muskmelon

Terroir, crisp, muskmelon

Oct 30th, 2015
Web Bond

Web had this 3 years ago

Web had this 3 years ago

Dec 16th, 2016