2020 Domaine de la Tourlaudiere Bohale Muscadet sur lie

Loire Valley, France

Textural, refined and racy, a gorgeous Muscadet from an excellent natural producer. Shuck the oysters now.


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Categories: World of Wine
It is fantastically vibrant and racy

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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.

Domaine de la Tourlaudiere
Domaine de la Tourlaudiere
Loire Valley, France
Additional Info

From the Importer

This little estate is located in Vallet, the heart of Muscadet, near the city of Nantes and not far from the Atlantic coast. The family vineyard has been running since the 17th century and Romain’s father started his first vintage in 1976. Romain is now taking over the estate and has converted most of the vineyard to organic practices. He has also been experimenting with a few of the cuvees since he came on board in 2007, blending modern winemaking techniques with traditional ones. A winemaker to watch in the coming years, making incredible and eclectic white wine from the famous Melon de Bourgogne variety.

Blend : Melon de Bourgogne (100%)
ABV : 12%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2026
Bottle Size : 750ml

Roland Petiteau of Domaine de la Tourlaudiere
Roland Petiteau of Domaine de la Tourlaudiere
Loire Valley, France
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

"Love a muscadet. Such high drinkability and a kindred thing for seafood, something else I love. This is a more textural, interesting expression, which helps.Scents of lemon balm, cashew nut, wet ferns, sea spray – a lovely opening salvo. Bright and crisp edged to taste, a juicy core, ticklish lemony acidity, almost sherbetty but the feature is texture, body, structure, length. It’s a ripper." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)


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