2011 Domaine de la Louvetrie Melon de Bourgogne

2011 Domaine Landron 'La Louvetrie'
Melon de Bourgogne
Muscadet Sevre et Maine, France
Highly Recommended

This bottle from Jo and Jocelyn Landron is nearly everything I look for in a wine. It’s from an independent producer, it’s crafted with certified organic and biodynamic grapes, and the winemaker sports a serious, non-ironic mustache that puts all hipsters to shame. Best of all, it’s tasty, complex, and one hell of a deal at $13.

Plenty of minerality with a lot of fresh citrus and added complexity of aging sur lie (on the yeast) for 4 months.  This wine is full of acid (racy as they say in the wine world) but has a wonderful silky feeling as it rolls around the tongue. Pure and delicious. It's made from 100% certified organic and biodynamic grapes... icing on the cake as far as I'm concerned.

Melon de Bourgogne and oysters are a classic pairing. Its combination of low alcohol and high acid makes it highly versatile with food (great article here), so don't be shy in enjoying it alongside other bivalves (mussels, scallops, clams), fried chicken, asian cuisine, or really any food that isn't too sweet.

Looking forward to reviewing more wines from the Landron’s portfolio. If you want an in-depth introduction to their vineyards and wines, head over to Wine Terroirs.