Oysters are a common sight at French markets. Huitres are a natural pairing for wine, in both the gustatory and philosophical senses. Just like wine, they’re an expression of terroir (or merrior, if you like) whose character changes with their origin. And in matters gustatory, well, it’s a match made in heaven.
Oysters pair well with lots of white wines, but our favorites of late are four dry wines from Chablis, Muscadet, and Austria. So here’s a mixed case designed for oyster lovers. And each case will be packed with an Ansonia Wines Oyster Knives. (If oysters aren’t your thing, it’s a handy slicer for a piece of fromage.)
Martin-Luneau Muscadet Gorges 2014
Muscadet is near the mouth of the Loire River, not far from France’s finest oyster region. This classic pairing is aged on lees for three years, showing brioche, baked lemon, and stones.
Gautheron Chablis Vieilles Vignes 2016
Gautheron’s old vines produce a Chablis with an extra dose of richness. The classic minerals and lemon peel are there, but there’s a tad more material to round out the mouth.
Salomon-Undhof Grüner Veltliner Wieden 2017
This dry, minerally wine from Austria is a classic Grüner — look for notes of cucumber, lime zest, and saline, with a thick but lively mouthfeel and a clean finish.
Martin-Luneau Muscadet “Gorges” 2013
“Deux Roches” stays on the lees for longer than is allowed in the appellations for Gorges or Clisson. The result is an ultra-dry complex wine with mid acidity and intense dry flavor.
Free Oyster Knife with each case.
Oyster Pairing Sampler
Ansonia Retail: $316
sampler price : $265/bot
+ free oyster knife
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