If there is a last stronghold of good value wines in France, it is undoubtedly Muscadet. The region is home to some of the most underrated producers in the country and none more so than Jo Landron. Landron took to form 30 years ago and has done what many thought impossible, make people fall in love with and truly revere Muscadet, the guy now standing as the true Rockstar producer of the region.
Le Fief du Briel 2001 breaks what is almost considered law, you drink Muscadet young, and only young. This sentiment came about because no one had made Muscadet Blanc in such a way that it would last the years, but because Jo Landron is Jo Landron, he thought it foolish not to. The resulting wine in this stage of its life is one of the most unique wines you can try. It holds that incredible Serpentinite minerality true yet it now sits along these moreish mushroom fields in sense. There's just nothing quite like it.