Ripe, relatively full-bodied Muscadet with a soft texture of ripe Granny Smith apples and touches of apricot. It does have a dry, crisp finish that provides some tight acidity, although its softness lets it work as both an aperitif and a food wine.
Cleaner than the producer’s Pouilly-Fumé, with gooseberry and popping citrus aromas, this wine is still a bit lean. But it does offer nice grapefruit and green apple flavors atop a very tight structure. All in all, it’s crisp and easy to drink, which is what a basic Sancerre should be.
A semisweet Vouvray, with its honey flavors still tasting very young. The acidity is all green apple, with freshness coming from the white currant edge. Lacheteau is a négociant, based in the Muscadet region.
Very crisp and green, this offering from the broadest Loire area appellation comes off like a Kiwi more than a Frenchie. It's brisk, with almost sharp green herb notes and a touch of the (oh, yes) cat-pee note that so many have. It's tangy and light, a very good example of that style (if that's your cup of tea).
Lemon-lime, some grapefruit and flint vie with an off cheese-like aroma on the nose. The tangerine and grapefruit flavors seem to carry some green with them, while the finish is plagued by a bitter pithy quality. The weight is average and the overall balance is adequate.