“Philippe Guerin produces some of the most profound Muscadet I’ve ever tasted.” – Richard Kelley MW
Muscadet is having something of a renaissance right now, particularly among the zeitgeisty sommeliers, and that momentum will only gain further strength with the release of the 2018 vintage, which is considered to be the best harvest since 1989.
This crystalline example from Philippe Guérin is a lip-smacking palate cleanser, packed with zesty, pure, unoaked fruit. The pithy grapefruit notes are balanced by sweeter impressions of white grape and green melon and the High C of acidity that pierces through the whole brings a wonderful tensile quality to the palate.
It’s the classic pairing for oysters, but you won’t go wrong with any raw fish or crustacean dishes either. Fondue is another good bet. And if that doesn’t wet your whistle then try stir-fried rice with mixed peppers