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Muscadet Cru Château Thébaud

Famille Lieubeau

Muscadet Cru Château Thébaud Bottle
Appellation
Muscadet-Sèvre et Maine
Variety
Melon de Bourgogne
Age of Vines
70
Farming
Certified organic (AB)
Soil
Schist, gneiss, sand
Altitude
40 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, basket press, natural yeast fermentation in tank
Aging
36 months in the tank sur lie

Overview

Tasting the Lieubeau family’s Clisson and Château Thébaud side by side it is easy to understand why the crus were established in Muscadet. Here the mineral punch found in Clisson is more subtle and the potential for the richness and complexity of Melon is reveled. No doubt part of this is from the age of these vines – nearing 70 year old – but also due to the difference of soil – schist and gneiss rather than granite. Aged for 36 months on its lees, it picks up a creamy spiciness that only emphasizes this wine’s profound minerality.

Ratings & Reviews

93

2015 Muscadet Cru Château Thébaud

Source: WE

91

2012 Muscadet Cru Château Thébaud

Source: WA

92

2009 Muscadet Cru Château Thébaud

Source: WA

Loire, France
  • Location
    Loire, France
  • Appellation
    Muscadet-Sèvre et Maine
  • Proprietor
    Famille Lieubeau
  • Winemaker
    Vincent Lieubeau
  • Size / Elevation
    40 hectares / 40-50 meters
  • Portfolio
    Jon-David Headrick Selections

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