2012 Domaine De L'ecu Muscadet Granite

"The 2012 Granite bottling from Messieurs Bossard and van Herck, as the name suggests, comes from hard granite soils and the vineyards for this cuvée are planted with forty-five to fifty- five year-old vines. As was the case with the very strong 2011, the extra mineral drive of the 2012 Granite bottling makes for a very, very special example of Muscadet, as the wine soars from the glass in a blaze of tart orange, smoke, very stony and complex minerality, bread fruit, leesy tones, lemongrass and a gently briny topnote. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and utterly refined on the attack, with a rock solid core, great stony soil signature, snappy acids and stunning length and grip on the impeccably balanced and laser-like finish. Breathtakingly beautiful Muscadet! 2014-2035+." [+]