The start of Spring changes nearly on a dime the way we think about wines. When the weather warms after a long cold spell there's nothing that seems more inviting than an outdoor patio table with a plate full of fresh oysters. And when that's our premise the next step is surely scrolling down the wine list to the Muscadet section - the second critical element every oyster bar should be judged on! However, this wonderfully dynamic wine should not be pigeonholed as just accompaniment to the raw bar.Muscadet is the ideal intersection of value and versatility on the table. And its most conscientious growers offered today showcase the Melon de Bourgogne grape at its most delicious.

The Loire Valley is unquestionably home to the most diverse range of great white wines in all of France. In its far west, where the Loire river meets the Atlantic ocean, the city of Nantes is home to the Muscadet region. The Melon de Bourgogne variety has the ability to age at truly glacial paces. Most commonly at the top domaines the élevage of Muscadet is done in stainless steel or glass-lined cuves. The long, undisturbed sur lieaging in these neutral vessels allows the wines to pick up a creamy texture that meshes perfectly with the inherent citrus notes of the grape. And with just a couple years in bottle there begins a wild transformation of flavors and aromas that are as diverse as the various soils these spirited wines derive from.


Many of these wines have been allocated in very small quantities. Orders will be fulfilled based upon time of request.

2010 Pepiere Muscadet Château-Thébaud Clos des Morines
$32 per bottle.

2012 Pepiere Muscadet Château-Thébaud Clos des Morines
$27 per bottle.

2012 Domaine de l'Ecu Muscadet Granite
$26 per bottle.

2012 Pepiere Muscadet Clisson 1.5L
$59 per bottle.

2013 Pepière Muscadet Clisson
$27 per bottle.

2013 Bregeon Muscadet Gorges 
$39 per bottle.

2014 Pepière Muscadet Clisson
$29 per bottle.

2014 Pepière Muscadet Clos des Briords Vieilles Vignes 1.5L 
$59 per bottle.

2015 La Pépie Muscadet Sèvre et Maine
$18 per bottle.

2015 Pepière Muscadet Clos des Briords Cuvée Vieilles Vignes
$22 per bottle.

2015 Pepière Muscadet Clos des Briords Vieilles Vignes 1.5L 
$59 per bottle.