It is fantastically vibrant and racy
About the Wine
Muscadet is amazing; if you know, you know. If you're not quite around it yet then you really should get your mitts on a bottle of it. It's hard to imagine a better wine pairing for oysters and raw seafood, which sounds like a perfect Aussie picnic to us.
This wonderful appellation on the Western side of the Loire region is home to these thrillingly pure and racy wines. And Loire being the hotbed of natural wine that it is, occasionally we are lucky enough to find some real gems from tiny producers, such as Domaine de la Tourlaudiere. The Bohale is naturally fermented and then rested on lees for several months resulting in a stunning wine. Fresh as you like, green apple and lemon sherbet, trademark mineral zoom and a lovely creaminess from time on lees. If you know, you know.
About Domaine de la Tourlaudiere
The Loire Valley is one of the most exciting and dynamic wine regions in France; in Muscadet, approaching the Western reaches of this broad yet narrow region, the Melon de Bourgogne grape is the star. The region is prolific for producing cult-status natural producers and yet still offers relatively excellent value for money.
Domaine de la Tourlaudiere is a shining example of high-quality natural wine. Family owned since the 17th century, in recent times they have moved to organic certification and natural ferments with absolutely no additions at all. Expect pure, clean and energetic wines from this wonderful producer that is not afraid to mix tradition with modern ideas.