My husband and I were getting ready to go see The Avengers, and as it was rather humid out, I fancied a nicely chilled white wine. I poured a glass of Amphibolite Nature Muscadet 2010 and hunted about for my incognito, glass lined nalgene bottle. Domaine de la Louvetrie was established by Pierre Landron in 1945 and is now headed by his son Jo. Under Jo’s direction, the vineyards were completely organic by 1999, and in 2008 they became fully biodynamic. There are zero chemicals used, and various biodynamic methods such as ploughing the vineyards to reduce weeds, leaf thinning to discourage rot and natural fermentation [without cultured yeasts] are practiced. The Amphibolite Nature is Landron’s entry level cuvée and is was named for the amphibole, a local metamorphic green stone prevalent in the soil it was grown in.
Pale yellow in colour, aromas of apple, melon and sea salt minerals swirled about in my glass. Fermented in glass-lined cement vats, crisp granny smith apple and clean herbaceous elements flourished and were supported by a bright acidity in the light body. Sea salt minerals, stone notes and traces of zesty citrus composed the short, yet vivid finish. Clean and refreshing, this is a fantastic, easy drinking glass for the patio, dinner table or anywhere on a sultry summer’s day.
Sѐvre et Maine
Mis en Bouteille a la Propriété par Joseph Landron [Estate Bottled]
Enjoy now thru 2013