2020 Blanc MSM
The Blanc MSM boasts a variety of citrus notes, including lemon and lemon zest, that push towards Meyer lemon. It also features notes of honey and apple, with ample body for Melon de Bourgogne with great salinity.
This 100% Melon de Bourgogne is sourced from the vineyards of Romain Petitou. The grapes come from the sub-region of Vallet in the Muscadet appellation. The vineyard is planted on gabbro metamorphic rock, which is slow-cooled magma rich in magnesium and iron. The vineyard is in its third year of biodynamic conversion.
The grapes were picked the first week of September and undergo direct press before immediately being placed in glass globes that are buried underground. Both the natural fermentation and the elevage takes place in these tanks. The grapes are sourced from the domaine of Romain Petitiou, and the elevage and bottling also took place at his domaine, under the careful eye and tutelage of Patrick Bouju and Justine Loiseau. The wine stayed on the lees until it was ready to be bottled in March 2021.
There was no fining, filtering, or SO2 added during any phase of winemaking. ABV is 12.3%.
- Area: France, Auvergne
- Grapes: 100% Melon de Bourgogne