Domaine de l'Ecu Muscadet de Sevre et Maine Orthogneiss 2018
|Region||France, Loire Valley, Muscadet de Sevre-et-Maine|
|Brand||Domaine de l'Ecu|
The Muscadet with the broadest shoulders in the Domaine de l'Ecu lineup, Orthogneiss is layered, complex and almost creamy but with a razor-edged acidity. A singular wine in a singlular group of wines. It is the colour of white gold and crystal clear. The nose is subtle and elegant with the zest of citrus fruits, white flowers and spices such as ginger and cumin and there are notes of flintstone, dried fruits and toasted almonds.. Well rounded wine, it has a mineral style with a lot of freshness. The attack is sharp and straight, the mouth is complex, an impression of great purety and rare elegance; very salty notes, chalky and slightly smokey and arachid notes joined by a bitter hint of citrus and pink grapefruit pip; powerful wine with a balanced acidity. The finish is quiet long, lingering flavors of lime and toasted almond. Excellent candidate for 5-8 years of aging.A perfect match to the following dishes: Asian cuisine, fish curry, Thai white rice, cucumber raita. Snail Casserole, Sole meuniere & steamed crispy vegetables. Brittany Lobster, wine and brandy reduction, smashed sweet potatoes with star anise. Scallops in spicy breadcrumbs. Spicy prawns, coriander cream. Chicken Colombo.