Located in the district of Maison sur Sevre, their vineyard stretches on 20 hectares, inherited from several generations of vinegrowers. Handed down from father to son since the 17th century, the estate is now the property of two brothers. Their parents certainly still have their say in the business and play a precious role in the company but henceforth the young generations goes ahead and the future is theirs. Guy is specialized in vine-growing and winery work, while Jean-Luc deals with the commercialisation and the abundant administrative work proper to any viticultural company.
The estate has continually expanded along the years, as much in surface as in growing and maturing techniques. With always bearing in mind that this progress and these innovative techniques never make us forget to share with amateurs all the pleasures that wine can give.
On the domain, grape-picking is essentially manual and the methods of cultivation respect the soil, the vine and the grapes as much as possible. Through their Muscadet wines, they try to transmit the purest expression of local soil and authenticity.
The domain extends on sunny hillsides between the Sevre and the Maine rivers, which precisely gave their names to the appellation, “Muscadet Sevre et Maine”. The wines owe their specific taste to the different geological grounds: granite or clayey soils, and also gravel or sandly silt soils. The vine plants are between 10 and 50 years old with an average age of 28 years.
Vinification is done by pressing, racking of must and fermentation during 15 days at a minimum temperature of 21 degrees celcius. Maturing is done in stainless-steel and glassed cement tanks and lasts 8 months.
Thanks to the character of our soils and the natural acidity of our wines, old vintages have become our specialty. In favor of late bottling, we give greater place to the expression of the soil type (low yield old plants, manual picking and sorting, use of natural yeasts only, prolonged fermentation) and to slowly matured wines.
For their commercial needs, they have thus created a company, entitled to promote and distribute the products of their estate. 60% of them are sold directly (among 35% to export) and to trade.
Muscadet is made from the Melon Bourgogne grape and comes from the most western part of the Loire Valley. Most Muscadet is made “Sur Lie” or “on the lees” meaning the wine was left in contact with the yeast lees for several months before bottling. This adds extra flavor and a refreshing spritz. Muscadet is a fabulous wine to pair with seafood.