Treat Yo Self

Some weeknights, you just gotta (in Tom Haverford voice) treat yo self! After a long day at work and brutal workout, I decided it was time for some wine and lobster. Despite by nagging urge to open Champagne, I opted for something more weeknight friendly and pulled a Bande de Louve Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Gang of Wolves 2018. The fresh caught lobster was treating myself enough.

The label was the first thing to catch my attention with this wine—a very clean, minimal millennial vibe. Located around the villages of Maisdon sur Sèvre, Château-Thé-baud and La Haie-Fouassiere, Bande de Louve comes from a great site in Muscadet.

This wine was made from 100% Melon de Bourgogone with grapes that are free from pesticides. It’s handpicked and they use pneumatic pressing. It’s fermented in 50% underground vats and 50% stainless steel and is aged on lees for nine months.

The wine was pale yellow in color. The nose had a medium aroma with green apple and lemon. The nose got riper as time went on. It was dry, light bodied, with high acidity. It also had notes of salinity and pear, as well as a savory/yeast note that was probably from the lees aging. I paired it with lobster pasta, which would not get a four grape pairing rating (Sarah). Wine was luckily great on its own though. I got it at 305 Wines for $20.99. A great value wine.

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