Muscadet is yesterday's wine, or so we're led to believe. One of those wines that for whatever reason (over-production, complacency, marginal climate, newer fads, and all the rest of it) fell out of favour with British wine drinkers. It's true, there has been a lot of ropey Muscadet knocking about; but the flipside is today Muscadet is one of the best-value white wines around.
Frédéric Guilbaud and Emmanuel Tuffreau have taken it upon themselves to reinvigorate (and in some sense reinvent) Muscadet for the twenty-first century, but staying true to traditional tools and know-how. Based at La Bretonnerie, where Frédéric's family has been farming grapes for three generations, they have created a range of wines that push boundaries in terms of presentation, ambition, flavour, and where sparkling Perles de Folie is concerned, in a new and audacious direction.