The Men 

In the heart of the vineyards of Nantes

After a world tour of the vineyards, I decided to return to my native region to pursue my passion. As a very young winemaker, I settled in the Muscadet vineyard in Saint-Fiacre-sur-Maine. An estate located in the village of La Pétière caught my attention; the plot and its soil seemed particularly suitable to me for developing great Muscadet wines.
And so the adventure began…

 The Soil 

A terroir between Sèvre and Maine

At the mouth of the Loire Valley, not far from Nantes, lies the Muscadet region. Between, the Sevre and the Maine rivers, is nestled the village of Saint-Fiacre-sur-Maine. Here, I grow the Melon de Bourgogne, an emblematic grape variety of Muscadet. The multi-faceted terroir of La Pétière allows a diversified range to be developed.

Three soil types

The Schiste

The schist, which is an extremely friable rock, is composed of flakes; it therefore perfectly drains water and allows for a good immersion of the roots.

The Gneiss

Leptinic gneiss, resembling piano keys, fractures in straight lines; it is rather compact and stores the heat of the day to restore it at night.

The orthogneiss

Orthogneiss fractures easily; it is loaded in minerals, and is also compact.

 The Vines 

Melon de Bourgogne unique grape variety

The Melon de Bourgogne grape variety was imported by the Cistercian monks in the 16th century and comes from Burgundy.
This distant cousin of the Chardonnay appeared while crossing a no longer existing grape variety (the Gouai blanc and Pinot noir). The Melon de Bourgogne is renowned for revealing the terroir, it has a low vigor and has perfectly adjusted to the oceanic climate. As this variety only generated a small production, it was gradually abandoned by local winegrowers in favor of a more industrialized production of international grape varieties. This traditional and unique grape is the heritage of our ancestors. I am convinced the vines allow for the transfer of the Saint-Fiacre terroir. It covers the whole of my vineyard. This plant is capricious but reveals its best virtues on rocky soils.

 The Wines 

Grand vins de Loire

An exclusive range of Muscadet comes in a variety of qualities. During the harvest, the plots are separated; each terroir is vinified according to the cuvee it prepares. The grapes are harvested in the early morning when the temperature is cool and are brought to the cellar. Then, the pressing happens directly and the juices flow by gravity in the traditional buried tanks under inert gas.

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