2015 Michel Delhommeau "Harmonie" Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Sur Lie SKU #1272657


RP 90
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New Packaging, New Price, Same Great Wine!! Last Call on this vintage!! Michel & Nathalie Delhommeau farm 28 hectares of vines planted on almost pure rock in this region. Dominating the estate is gabbro which is essentially rock formed from molten lava. Many of the vines are quite old, producing low yields and very complex bottlings. Michel vinifies only by soil type, separates tanks out by vine age, and keeps volumes quite low. Aside from producing great wine, this young couple represents the opposite of the jaded and often pretentious winemaker set one can easily find. Humble and quiet, they are turning out impressively complex bottlings of Muscadet that often smell more like great Chardonnay from Chablis than anything else. From a single parcel of old vines planted on gabbro soils, the Harmonie is a smack in the face with its sharp, stony minerality. But that component is matched and balanced with rich tropical notes of mango and pineapple. A very nice snap runs through the middle and the zingy sharp finish leaves your lips smacking for another sip.

Staff Reviews

  • Jacques Moreira
    By: Jacques Moreira
    K&L Staff Member
    One of our best Muscadet in stock right now, regardless of price. Perhaps it’s the soils where it’s grown, but most likely is the care and attention to every detail that Michel & Nathalie Delhommeau offer in all of their wines. Snappy minerality, which is very well balanced with some tropical notes (unusual for Muscadet), and a touch of salinity. I cannot imagine anything else that would go better with oysters than this delicious Muscadet.
  • Alex Schroeder
    By: Alex Schroeder
    K&L Staff Member
    The “Harmonie” Muscadet Sevre et Maine is quite appropriately named, it has a lot going on but it all comes together for a well-synchronised wine experience. It’s bone dry with remarkable minerality for its price point, and is rounded out nicely by fruit flavors of melon and citrus. It’s light bodied with good acid, making it a great food-pairing wine as well.
  • Ivan Diaz
    By: Ivan Diaz
    K&L Staff Member
    The newest vintage of the Harmonie will make fast friends with anyone looking for crisp, clean, mineral-driven wine to quench the palate. Always a good next step for Sauvignon Blanc drinkers, Muscadet (not to be confused with Muscat) sets itself apart by effortlessly balancing fruit, acidity, and terroir into an elegant and refreshing flavor profile featuring green apple, Meyer lemon, stony minerality, and a hint of seashell. Perfect pairing with seafood or a rich, piping-hot chowder.
  • Olivia Ragni
    By: Olivia Ragni
    K&L Staff Member
    The "Harmonie" Muscadet is a consistent staff favorite due to the fact that year after year it drinks well beyond its price point. Muscadet, not to be confused with Moscato, is a wine making region in the coastal area of the Loire Valley where they make a very dry, mineral driven wine from a grape called Melon de Bourgogne. With aromas of wet stones, sweet peas and white flowers, the palate shows chalky, limestone minerality with flavors of lemon curd and white nectarine. Consume this bright, dry, mineral-driven wine the way the locals do, with oysters or just about anything from the sea.
  • Diana Turk
    By: Diana Turk
    K&L Staff Member
    Somewhat softer and less chalky than previous vintages, the 2015 Harmonie is a friendlier Muscadet, but no less varietally correct, with bright lemon tartness and enduring minerality. While there are hints of honey and more tropical fruit, the crisp finish never fails. I look forward to Harmonie's release every year -- so happy this great white is back in stock!
  • Mahon McGrath
    By: Mahon McGrath
    K&L Staff Member
    Lime, brine, and wet sand aromatics greet you on the nose; and it is very much a "on the nose" Muscadet. Take a sip, and you'll find all the quivering nerviness you'd expect, though behind the tartness and salty minerality, there lurks a suggestion of sweet apple in pleasant counterpoint. The Harmonie is easily one of our best white wine deals going, so if you aren't already familiar with it, it is past time to get acquainted.
  • Eric Story
    By: Eric Story
    K&L Staff Member
    I’m in love with the 2015 Muscadets! And, this is one of the reasons why. The fantastic balance of bright fresh citrus with layers of stone fruit texture, mineral nerve and uplifting back end palate length and concentration. Not to mention that this is an absolute killer with all kinds of foods from simple cheeses to fish to complex charcuterie …
  • Lilia McIntosh
    By: Lilia McIntosh
    K&L Staff Member
    What a pretty and easy to drink Muscadet! Clean, dry and mineral, but also full of tropical fruit. It is an amazing combination that I always find incredibly successful. Wine fermented and aged completely in tank and if you love Chablis and crisp white wine in general, definitely try this Muscadet. It's a steal!


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