The finest Muscadet has long been associated solely with the Sévre et Maine region. However, Luc Choblet’s superb wines are promoting the Côtes de Grand Lieu appellation as the rightful heir to this crown. With the warm microclimate of this region, (the Lac de Grand Lieu effectively acts as a storage heater thus aiding the natural ripening of the grapes) and Luc’s practice of ‘La Lutte Raisonée’ (a viticultural philosophy aimed towards the optimum health of the vineyards with minimal use of fertilizer and pesticides) on his Clos de la Sénaigerie vineyard, he produces the region’s most elegant and concentrated wines.
Muscadet is a region which extends south-east of Nantes towards the mouth of the Loire river. The most important region within is undoubtedly Muscadet-Sevre et Maine, home to the Sur Lie wines that rest on their lees giving greater character to the dominant grape variety Melon de Bourgogne. Unsprisingly given their proximity to the sea these wines can prove to be excellent partners to shellfish and simple fish dishes.