Critics' Picks: WSJ looks at Muscadet

Lettie Teague's column in the WSJ explores how Muscadet lost its luster and how today in the hands of the right winemakers it can produce interesting wine at a great price point. It is a grape that was fashionable in the 1980"s yet has fallen on hard times both in terms of the quality of the wines being produced - mostly bland and uninteresting and the the decline in the amounts being produced due to the loss of popularity. She explores some smaller producers who are bucking the trend and producing excellent wine at a great value price with a flavor profile she describes as "minerally, stony and intense".

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