Ever licked a wet river stone? That is exactly what this Muscadet tastes of stones, minerals and even a touch of wet wool.
Of course, there are some more usual flavours in there too such as green apple and citrus. Forget watery Muscadets of old, this is light but concentrated, with a length that goes for days. Perfect parters with oysters, but works a treat with any other light seafood or shellfish.
Jo Landron is unequivocally one of the top producers in Muscadet, rivalling wines from the likes of Domaine L'Ecu. Yet because Muscadet is no longer very popular (unless you're a wine geek), prices are really competitive.
Jo has a small estate that he farms organically and biodynamically, no mean feat in the cold, wet Muscadet climate and in an area where chemical fertilisers are king.
Grape varieties: Melon de Bourgogne
Winemaking method: Organic / biodynamic
Alcohol level: 12%