2018 Bedouet "Clos des Grands Primos" Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Sur Lie

SKU #1424109 90 points Wine Enthusiast

 With granite, schist and gneiss in the soil, this is a classic Muscadet vineyard. The organic grapes offer white-fruit flavors that are given complexity by minerality and a taut lemon and orange-zest texture. Drink the wine now. *Editors' Choice* (RV)  (10/2019)

Wine Spectator

 Silky in texture, with a savory profile, displaying a mix of thyme and white pepper notes, as well as hints of fleur de sel. Accents of nectarine mark the vibrant finish. Drink now. 10,000 cases made, 2,700 cases imported. (AZ)  (9/2019)

K&L Notes

The Bedouet family's history in the region dates back to the 1890s, when the estate was created by Henri Bedouet. His grandson, Michel, took possession and expanded the holdings when he assumed the reins in 1990. In 2010, he began the conversion to organic farming. The vines for the Clos des Grands Primos are planted on a mix of gneiss, mica and schist soils creating the classic flavor profile of Muscadet. Notes of grapefruit, salted apples, melon, and flint expand on the nose and crisp acidity on the palate makes for one of our best Muscadets in the store right now.


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By: Keith Mabry | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/9/2019 | Send Email
Muscadet has become a region to watch with renewed development and many of the regions adopting new Cru appellations for some of the singular producing sub-regions. Based in Pallet (a newly elevated Cru), the Bedouet family is now on their third and fourth generation, making wines organically (since 2010) and pushing towards low intervention winemaking in their overall style. Their efforts continue to pay off as the purity of the Clos des Grands Primos is so precise and focused, it is a laser beam of stone fruit and crushed rocks. I visited the family earlier this year and we drank this beauty with a rillette of mackerel with buckweat crackers. Though mackerel is not for everyone, the brininess of the fish and the acidity of the wine matched beautifully. Ever more versatile, fish and shellfish alike are a must to try with the wine but even more land driven foods like poultry and pork will pair nicely as well. Another great payoff from one of our Direct Import producers.

By: Cameron Hoppas | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/1/2019 | Send Email
The wines from Bedouet have been incredibly satisfying. Both classic in style and exceptional in quality, the Clos Des Grand Primos delivers the crisp mineral driven wine accented with slight green apple skin, green citrus oil and aromas of fresh wet river rocks. While muscadet is often celebrated as a warm weather and seafood wine, it's a tremendous pairing for a wide range of dishes like fried chicken, korean flavors, wild mushrooms, or any combination of potatoes and garlic.

By: Steve Bearden | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/21/2019 | Send Email
A delicious and classic version with chiseled citrus, white fruits and a refreshing and salty finish. There is plenty of rich, round fruit in the middle before the mouth watering finish clamps down. Super palate cleansing and refreshing.

By: Chris DePaoli | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/21/2019 | Send Email
A great bottle of Muscadet to see summer out with, this is as classic as it gets; with salinity, pom fruit and tight citrus mixed in with a myriad mineral note that sings along pleasantly. A great pairing with a cheese board or oysters.

Additional Information:

Varietal:

Melon de Bourgogne

- A white wine grape that originated in Burgundy, Melon de Bourgogne has, sadly, essentially vanished from that region. But fans of the varietal need not despair; its virtual disappearance from this pricy zip code has not prevented it from thriving in the Loire Valley, where it is made into the affordable, zippy, mineral, citrusy wines of Muscadet that pair so well with oysters. The best of those wines come from the region Muscadet de Sèvre et Maine. It is sometimes simply referred to as Muscadet.
Country:

France

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them.
Sub-Region:

Loire

- Of all of the French wine producing regions, the Loire might produces the greatest variety of wines. They range from still to sparkling, very dry and acidic to hearty sweet, and clear in color to a deep purple. The diversity of wine produced in this region is due in part to its dynamic climate, which ranges from Continental to Mediterranean. This region is best known for Sauvignon blanc, Chenin blanc and Cabernet Franc. The most famous areas in the Loire Valley may be Sancerre and Vouvray.
Alcohol Content (%): 12
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