Made by brothers Gérard and Daniel Vinet, this comes from the subregion of Muscadet called Sèvre et Maine, considered the best ripening area for the briskly fruity Muscadet grape. Rich and pure, with up front lemon peel, melon and peach flavors, this is seasoned with mineral notes that stay persistent on the lengthy finish.
Open and immediately accessible, this is fragrant and gently floral, with clearly defined varietal character. It opens beautifully into an elegant, aromatic and crisply structured wine, with excellent length.
The dark crimson 2010 Clos de Sixte is a classic Chateauneuf-du-Pape-type blend of 50% Grenache, 35% Syrah, and 15% Mourvèdre, aged for 14 months in 35% new oak barrels. Opens with a warm, ripe, perfumed bouquet of black cherry fruit and wild violets. On the palate, luminously fluid and supple, with bouncy, spicy blackberry and dark fruit notes seasoned by spice. Marvelously detailed finish of subtle minerality and warm, well resolved tannins. A super wine for the money.
Dark ruby-red in color, this wine opens with a fragrant blast of red berry and wild violets, expanding on the palate into nuances of damp earth, crushed raspberry and mocha. Notes of violets rejoin the chorus of fruit and soft tannins on the finish. While this can evolve gracefully for 2 to 3 years, it is eminently delicious to drink now.