Drinking and Pairing Muscadet with Food

Muscadet, aka Melon de Bourgogne, is both the local name of the grape varietal as well as the name of the region where it is produced along the Loire River, near the city of Nantes in western France. Muscadet produces bone-dry, tart, almost limpid white wines which are characteristically high in acid, with aromas and flavors of lemon peel and an almost salty minerality. Because of this neutral and tart character, Muscadet is sometimes bottled directly off of its lees (sur lie), giving a wine of richer texture and a bread-dough aroma. There are four appellations for Muscadet production of which Sèvre et Maine is considered best.

Muscadet is a classic wine to pair with oysters but will accent any fish or shellfish dish, just as a squeeze of lemon can.

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Muscadet pairs well with:

Light Fish

Citrus Fruits

Korean cuisine

Foods cooked via Poach/Steam

Served Cold dishes