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Muscadet Cru Goulaine

Famille Lieubeau

Muscadet Cru Goulaine Bottle
Appellation
Muscadet-Sèvre et Maine
Variety
Melon de Bourgogne
Age of Vines
40
Farming
Certified organic (AB)
Soil
Serpentinite, sand
Altitude
45 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, gentle pressing, natural yeast fermentation in tank
Aging
Aged 24 month in tank on the fine lees

Overview

Goulaine is the northernmost of the Crus of Muscadet and is situated between the Loire and Sèvre. This region seems fairly large in most maps of the Crus of Muscadet, but this is misleading as this is a marsh region with vineyards planted on low rising hills and outcroppings of bedrock. Due to this topography, Goulaine has some of the warmest vineyard sites in Muscadet and is harvest before any of the other Crus. While the primary soil of the Goulaine is schist, the most esteemed vineyards cluster around Butte de la Roche, an upwelling of a rare bedrock that forms in the upper mantle of the earth’s crust – Serpentinite.  Goulaine at Lieubeau is the most generous of their Crus with a richness of fruit flavors that are more tropical and fleshy, with a minerality that emerges slowly with age.

Ratings & Reviews

93

2017 Muscadet Cru Goulaine

Source: WE

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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