My desert island wine would have to be Chablis. But if I had to adhere to an everyday budget it would be Muscadet Sèvre-et-Maine.
Arguably the perfect match for oysters, the wine is made from the grape variety Melon de Bourgogne, a cousin of Chardonnay. From fine terroirs and the right producer, the result is a mineral, salty white wine that can easily be described as ‘baby Chablis’. Where it lacks in aggression it makes up in energy.
Michel Bedouet and his range stopped me in my tracks. A true light bulb moment. Along with many I had always thought Jura was the next big thing, never had I thought Muscadet was going to make something ‘click’ for me.
In short, Michel Bedouet produces the best value white wines I have come across. I urge anyone who is interested in fresh white wine, particularly Chablis, to try these wines.