Laurent Grégoire 2004 "Domaine de Beauregard" Muscadet de Sèvre et Maine Sur Lie ($9.99)
This is a very clear, light straw-color wine, offering attractive fresh-fruit aromas of melon, apples and pears touched with a briny hint of the sea. Crisp white fruit is enhanced on the palate with chalky minerality, nicely structured with a high note of tart, lemony acidity. Its texture becomes pleasantly full-bodied and complexity enhanced as the wine warms in the glass; don't serve this one ice-cold. US Importer: Weygandt-Metzler, Unionville, Pa. (Feb 7, 2006)

FOOD MATCH: Muscadet is made to go with oysters, but fares well with just about any seafood or fish; it was a delight with fresh yellowtail tuna steak, pan-seared rare with butter and lemon.



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