Stephane Orieux Muscadet Clos de la Coudray 2013

A lovely Muscadet which hides hints of melon, salt and brine. Perfect. 94 pts W&S.



Though most of Stéphane Orieux’s Muscadet is on mica-schist soils, these old vines at the Clos de la Coudray grow in granite. The wine has the discreet intensity of a long-lived Muscadet, layering its floral delicacy above melon rind bitterness over meaty, wild mushroom notes of umami. It tastes, in fact, a bit like an oyster, and if you drink it now, that salty, briny flavor will be a perfect match for raw fruits de mer. Cellar it and you’ll have a wine for richer seafood preparations.

Additional Info

Additional Info

Farming Standard biodynamic
Winemaker Stephan Orieux
Producer Stephane Orieux - Domaine de la Bregeonnette
Alcohol 12.00
ml 750
Residual Sugar (g/L) 1.00
Acidity (g/l) 5.70
Closure No
Cellar Potential Ready now this wine will delop for three to five years.
Grape Variety 100% - Melon de Bourgogne
Body light
Sweetness dry
region Loire Valley


Loire Valley

Covering 87 different AOCs, the Loire Valley is known for a fresh and fruity wine style, paired with crisp flavors. Some of the best known AOCs of France can be found in this region, including Sancerre, Chinon, Muscadet Sevre et Maine and Pouilly-Fume.

The region is dominated by the variety's Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc and Melon de Bourgogne ("Muscadet") for whites and by Cabernet Franc, Gamay and Pinot Noir for reds. Next to still wines, the Loire Valley is also the second-largest producer of sparkling wines in France.


Sevre et Maine

"The Muscadet-Sevre et Maine sub-appellation is the most productive and notable region of Muscadet, producing more than three-quarters of the region's entire production. (In contrast, the Muscadet-Coteaux de la Loire AOC only produces around 20% of the amount of wine of Muscadet-Sevre et Maine) In fact, more AOC Muscadet-Sevre et Maine is produced on a yearly basis than in any other single AOC in the entire Loire Valley.

The appellation is located east and south around the city of Nantes and is named after the rivers Sevre and Maine that flow through it. Vineyard soil composition varies throughout the region and can range from the granite and schist hillsides around the village of Saint-Fiacre-sur-Maine to the predominately clay based soils of Vallet.

The most ideally situated vineyards are located around the villages of La Chapelle-Heulin, St-Fiacre, Vallet and Vertou Around 45% of the wine made Muscadet-Sevre et Maine is aged sur lie. The wines made in this style tend to be slightly fuller body and can have some of the texture and mouthfeel of a white Bourgogne AOC. Well made examples will have a balance of fruit, acidity and texture."

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