Bad Wine: La Petite Fessardière Muscadet 2006

Regular readers will be shocked to hear I drank an “old world” wine the other day, La Petite Fessardière Muscadet 2006. In a moment of madness I bought this Muscadet and a Sancerre (review to come).

La Petite Fessardière Muscadet 2006

I was initially attracted to the wine by it’s Ecocert certification (pages in English). This means the wine is made from organically grown grapes, not a bad thing in my book.

A muscadet should be crisp with fruity hints of apple, lime and melon. Interestingly the wine is made from the Melon de Bourgogne grape, known just as Melon in some places. Apparently this wine uses the traditional “sur lie” method of production to add extra freshness.

La Petite Fessardière Muscadet 2006 back label

So, what was it like. Wine tasting notes time!

…fresh, quite fruity, no real flavour though, no depth, feels like it’s been bottled too early…

That just about sums it up. Maybe it’s just that I have become accustomed to wines with more flavour and depth but this wine was too fresh for me. It tasted like it needed a few more months to mature BUT that’s how it was supposed to taste I reckon, that was from the “sur lie” process is all about.

I didn’t like the wine so I’m going to give this wine 2 stars. It’s not that this is a really bad wine, but all I can base these reviews on is my opinion. That’s the great thing about wine, someone’s Highfield is someone else’s Blossom Hill!

La Petite Fessardière Muscadet 2006

Grape: Melon de Bourgogne
Alcohol: 12%
Guide Price: ~£4-£5
I bought this wine at: Sainsbury’s (instore)
ITs Food Rating: Two stars

2 Stars

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