About The Wine
Jo Landron's sparkling has the label of a party bubbles but this is seriously tasty stuff, a Champagne-method wine of great character and length.
It's blend of Folle Blanche and Pinot Noir, Jo having worked out that Melon de Bourgogne, the main grape of Muscadet, did not make a great sparkling wine base.
With 24 months on lees, then bottled with a low 5g dosage, it's a wonderful combination of racy citrus and stonefruit, and richer Pinot Noir red berries, with just a hint of smoky, bready yeastiness.
You couldn't ask for a better value quality French sparkling wine.
About Domaines Landron
The effervescent Jo Landron might be the best vigneron in Muscadet. He certainly has the best moustache, looking like a biodynamic Merv Hughes.
Building upon the family estate steadily extended by his father and uncle, Jo gradually moved his vineyards towards organic sand biodynamics, and the Domaine was among the earliest to receive certification in the region. He is also known as pioneer in bottling single-site, terroir-specific Muscadets, a true rarity.
He releases a range of outstanding whites and sparklings of depth and concentration, graphite-heavy vineyards and tiny yields helping infuse the wines with a rare minerality. An avant-garde, low-input champion of the region.