2018, Pays Nantais, France (PS6, Marks & Spencer stores) Steer yourself towards the fairy-tale castles of the picturesque Loire Valley and keep going west towards the cool breezes of the Atlantic coast, to find rolling landscapes and vineyards plotted with the region's most famous Melon de Bourgogne grape.
Sevre-et-Maine sur Lie, Chateau L'Oiseliniere de la Ramee, Chereau-Carre 2015 (PS8.25 The Wine Society) Perhaps one of the most eco-friendly sources of protein we can eat are rope-grown mussels.
Lot 1: Muscadet
, quality sparkling wine and sparkling grape juice.
1 TASTE THE DIFFERENCE MUSCADET
SEVRE ET MAINE 2017 France (PS7.50, Sainsbury's) You'd be hard pushed to find a better match for a seafood platter than a breezy, bone-dry Muscadet
(from the Loire Valley), with its zingy freshness and light, lemony character.
Now's the perfect time to net a fresh white to accompany seafood, says Sam Wylie-Harris | |Taste the Difference Muscadet
Sevre et Maine 2017, France (PS7.50, Sainsbury's).
3 TASTE the Difference Albarino 2016, Rias Baixas, Galicia, Spain (PS8.50, Sainsbury's) Spain's answer to muscadet
, the crisp, clean flavours of albarino (Galicia's flagship grape) have a natural affinity for seafood, and this captures all the freshness that's albarino's calling card.
FISH AND CHIPS Match: The Best Muscadet
- PS7 (Morrisons)
2015 Chateau Jousseliniere Muscadet
Sevre et Maine Sur Lie PS10.99 at virginwines.co.uk Muscadet
- from the estuary of France's Loire river - is classic seafood wine and its richest versions are usually labelled "sur lie".
was all the rage, probably around the same time we were drinking Chianti out of bottles in those straw baskets.
From France, two to consider are Muscadet
from the Loire Valley and Pinot Blanc from Alsace.
As the sip of choice with dysters in the Loire Valley, Muscadet
combines saltiness, acidity, and citrus for a seamless match.
I've had a dummy run with three Aldi whites, touching base once again with Aldi's Exquisite Collection: Muscadet
Sevre et Maine Sur Lie (PS5.99), Bordeaux Sauvignon Blanc (PS4.99) and Gavi DOCG (PS5.49).