Being passed down from father to son since the 17th Century, the Ollivier Frères estate in Maisdon-sur-Sèvre is now owned and operated by brothers Jean-Luc and Guy Ollivier and located on the sunny hillsides between Sèvre and Maine, two rivers that give their names to the appellation “Muscadet Sèvre et Maine”. Their authentic, classic wines express the terroir of the region and are beautifully balanced and graceful. The Oysterman cuvée is an exclusive, collaborative blend made by the Ollivier brothers and MISA’s Frederick Corriher.
On the 30-hectare estate, the average age of the vines is 45 years. The 100% Melon de Bourgogne grapes are harvested by hand, and the resulting wine is aged in stainless-steel tanks. To preserve freshness and verve, bottlings occur a few times per year and just before shipment.
The wine is versatile as both a delicious, refreshing apéritif or as a compliment to oysters and seafood. Muscadet is well known for its verve and minerality, and this wine has that in spades. But, when the wine warms just a touch, its floral and fruit components are very much unleashed.