Muscadet Côtes de Grandlieu is an AOC (Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée) for wines produced in the Muscadet region of France, specifically the Côtes de Grandlieu subregion. The region is located in the Loire-Atlantique department, in the western part of the Loire Valley.
The AOC is exclusively for white wines made from the Melon de Bourgogne grape variety. The AOC is named after Grandlieu lake, which is near the vineyard area. Muscadet Côtes de Grandlieu is known for its crisp, dry, and refreshing taste, with a high acidity and mineral character. The wines are typically aged on the lees (dead yeast cells) for several months before being bottled, which gives them a distinct character.
The AOC regulations specify the grape variety, alcohol content, and maximum yield per hectare. Wines bearing the Muscadet Côtes de Grandlieu AOC label must have been made using grapes grown, fermented, and aged in the region, and must pass a blind taste test before they can be sold.