Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Granite 2016
Domaine de l’Ecu
Bottle Sizes 750ml
Region Loire Valley
Appellation Muscadet Sèvre et Maine
Wine Type White - Still
Varietals Melon de Bourgogne
Vineyard 3 hectares parcel solely of 45-55 year old Melon de Bourgogne vines. Organically farmed since 1975, DEMETER certified biodynamic since 1998.
Soil Top soil is stony. Sub-soil of two-mica granite.
Viticulture Vineyards face south-west and are farmed biodynamically. Simple guyot pruning is employed. Soil worked manually and yields are kept low. Yields are 35 hl/ hectare. All grapes are hand harvested.
Vinification Each of the domaine's Muscadets are gravity fed. There are no pumps used in the cellar. Wild yeast fermentation only with no racking.
Aging Aged on the lees in underground vats for 10 months.
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