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#TWSTaste thread: Members’ Favourites, 13th September

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#101

Yep, same here. Enjoying this aperitif-style before beef ragu and pasta with the fistful of schist.

I could absolutely see this with BBQ chicken wings. Not the first combo I think of with muscadet, but I think that would work beautifully.


#102

Of course! ‘Sur Lie’ on a Muscadet label means the wine has been kept in contact with the lees - these are the dead yeast cells that occur naturally during fermentation. Keeping the wine ‘on the lees’ / Sur Lie for a little while adds a different kind of character to the flavour and texture, and are at least partly responsible for the distinctive tang people are picking up.


#103

Very true :clinking_glasses::grinning: glug


#104

Mum thinks there’s a bit of a medicinal taste too and I’m getting it a bit, like iodine.


#105

Is the saltiness genuine salt or is it an illusion of saltiness?


#106

Wow you really get that much salt? I love how people taste things differently - it really makes these group tastings interesting :slight_smile:


#107

Salt is coming through now you mention it
But I like that


#108

Yes, I do! But I wish I’d made a dish to go with it, as I’d like to try it with food. I will do tomorrow.


#109

We have allowed it to warm up and there is definitely more of an aroma. It is now 13C


#110

Very useful. Educational as well as tasty


#111

I bet this is mega with fish and chips as well


#112

Yeah I’m quite surprised how salty it is to me too!


#113

Would it go with fish and chips?


#114

Good shout! I like the idea of that


#115

OOOOH! Yes. That’s exactly what I’ll try it with next time!!

Shall we wrap up the white before moving on? Who likes it? Who’s not keen? Marks out of 10? A buy-again?


#116

Probably genuine — some say that the sea winds carry sea salt which sits on the grapes & transfers to the must during pressing. Add to that the lees ageing, which causes many flavour compounds from the yeast cells to escape into the wine.


#117

Have to say - we have enjoyed this Muscadet, with food, much more than we have more expensive wines - clean, crisp, dry, mineral - works really well with fish and salad but would drink on its own as aperitif - before (and with) bbq


#118

I’m going to give it 7.5/10 - very good and one I may well buy again


#119

Went very well with the chicken and vegetable stir fry (Teriyaki Sauce)… certainly pick’s out the saltiness of the wine … Mrs F is enjoying this Muscadet


#120

Initially, pear and melon. As it warms getting more of the saltiness.