Muscadet (Melon de Bourgogne)
75cl * Vegan & Sustainable * 12% ABV * Loire Valley, France
Domaine de La Combe’s oldest vines were planted in the 1950s (a rarity in an area where most are replanted after 40 years) but yield fruit with unrivalled intensity and depth. Flinty notes combine with orchard fruit and a certain savouriness from the extended time this spends on its fine lees - harmless yeast cells left over from fermentation. This delivers much more than you might expect from a typical Muscadet.