MUSCADETS OF EXCEPTION

Melon-de-Bourgogne

Our Muscadets of Exception

Essentielle, Old Vines Selection, Tendresse

Discover our range of Muscadet, comprising some remarkable gastronomic wines. Our Muscadet are exclusively produced from the Melon de Bourgogne grape variety, which is quite unique to the Nantais vineyard, offering optimal growing conditions for this variety. The wines of Muscadet may be ideal for enjoying in their youth, but they also have great potential for ageing while retaining their fantastic crispness. Our Muscadet wines show fine delicacy combining saline freshness and pure aromatic flavours with an underlying minerality.

Essentielle

AOP MUSCADET SEVRE ET MAINE SUR LIE – 2017

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Description:

The « Essentielle » cuvée is the true essence of our terroir; thanks to a subtle blend of our different plots on our vineyard to express its best. The vines have an average age of 20 years old and thrive on based-schist soils with clay-loam. The wine was aged only on its fine lees until Spring. Combining freshness, harmony and elegance, this Muscadet is a first glance of our style and it would delights all palates.

Tasting Notes:

“ Brillant pale hue with green tints. Pleasant nose recalling citrus fruits with a mineral note and some white flowers. Lively, ethereal palate with appealing fruity notes. Its fullness and elegant proportions are really positive attributes. ” G&G

Food Pairings:

Oysters, Shellfish and Crustaceans, Moules Marinières, Grilled Sardines, Seafood Tapas, Apéritifs.

Les Vénérables - Vieilles Vignes

AOP MUSCADET SEVRE ET MAINE SUR LIE – 2016

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Description:

Epitomizing the estate, « Les Vénérables – Vieilles Vignes » is a selection of old vines, 40 to 80 years old for some of them, from our renowned parcels called Les Corbetières and Les Quatre Chanteaux. Their roots reach down over 10 meters in schist and mica-schist soils and are exclusively harvested by hand. The wines, which are more concentrated, express all the complexity and finesse of the Melon Blanc grape thanks to an extended lees ageing revealing its great terroir.

Tasting Notes:

“ Light yellow with green tints. Expressive nose of white flowers, ripe citrus and a mineral touch. The palate is very delicate with clearly etched, striking aromas that linger. Refined mineral austerity and a pure, natural sensation. Beautifully crafted Sèvre et Maine. » G&G

Food Pairings:

Baked Oysters, Grilled Sea-Bass, Smoked Salmon, Noble Crustaceans, Mackerels « à la plancha », Dry Goats’cheeses.

 

 

Cuvée Tendresse

AOP MUSCADET SEVRE ET MAINE SUR LIE – 2016

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Description:

Passionate about our terroir, we wanted to bring another look at Muscadet. From a selective plot of our vineyard, this wine is a reflection of a « burgundian » style thanks to a particular fermentation that brings smoothness and roundness feel to the wine. The ageing of 12 months in underground tanks will give great length, richness and a great aromatic complexity.

Tasting Notes:

« Pale yellow with green tints. Rich, creamy nose of pear and citrus with a tangy touch. Delicious supple, fleshy, concentrated and rounded palate with clearly delineated notes supported by abundant freshness. Clean, precise sensation. A wine to recommend. » G&G

Food Pairings:

Grilled Lobster, Creamed Scallops, Pike-perch fillets with « Beurre-Blanc » sauce, Asian cuisines (e.g Sushis), Hard cheeses.