2019 Château du Cléray Muscadet Sèvre et Maine sur lie Melon Loire Valley
Ernest Sauvion bought Château du Cléray in 1935 allowing its old tradition of Muscadet production to continue. The business is still family owned with Pierre-Jean Sauvion, a Bordeaux trained winemaker, taking over the realms. Muscadet is often considered an ideal wine to match with oysters due to its minerally salty tang. This wine is just that! Zingy, clean, light bodied with light lemon and almond meal characteristics. “sur lie” refers to six months maturation in contact with the dead yeast cells. This gives the textural element to this wine as well as the freshness.