An immortal pairing for fresh seafood. Mineral & straw aroma telegraphs a beautiful blend of minerality and flavors hinting at white fruits. The wine has a medium body but feels lighter. It opens on the palate, especially with food.

PAIRING: Muscadet is classic with oysters, so go with it.

WHO: Stephane et Vincent Perraud, Domaine des Cognettes

WHAT: 100% melon de Bourgogne

WHERE: Clisson, Loire-Atlantique, Loire Valley, France

HOW MUCH: $13

 

About The Author

Becky Sue Epstein
International Editor

Becky Sue Epstein is Palate Press’s International Editor. An experienced writer, editor, broadcaster, and consultant in the fields of wine, spirits, food, and travel, her work has appeared in many national and international publications including Intermezzo Magazine, Fine Wine & Liquor, Art & Antiques, Luxury Golf & Travel, Food + Wine, www.wine-pages.com and Wine Spectator. She began her career as a restaurant reviewer for the Los Angeles Times while working in film and television. Epstein is also the author of several books on wine, spirits, and food, including Champagne: A Global History; Brandy: A Global History, and Strong, Sweet and Dry: A Guide to Vermouth, Port, Sherry, Madeira, and Marsala.

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