Muscadet made to slay.
Marc Pesnot’s Melon Miss Tere Micaschiste 2020 is his highest tier wine, made from some of the oldest Melon de Bourgogne vines he tends. This wine is composed of hand harvested grapes that undergo slow and gentle pressing, and they rest on their lees in temperature controlled stainless tanks for twelve months. It was bottled unfined with just a bit of sulfur. A light, bright and electric wine that can age for a decade!
- Marc Pesnot farms 22 hectares of 50 year old Melon de Bourgogne vines within the city of Nantes, he eschews the AOC labeling system as the minimum restriction of yield is quite high, demanding larger production wines.
- His old vines grow on schist soils, which gives them concentration and minerality.
- Marc’s philosophy is all about low and slow winemaking, as the mass produced high volume approach so common within the region doesn’t do Melon de Bourgogne justice.
- Melon de Bourgogne is a grape commonly found in Muscadet.