100% Melon de Bourgogne / Organic
The vineyard has an unusual terroir because its subsoil is composed of a volcanic rock: gabbro, covered with a layer of clay 40cm. The particularity of this soil gives these wines a minerality and a characteristic lemony note. This cuvee comes in three different labels: two of each in a case of 6, which symbolise terroir, wine and man.
100% Melon de Bourgogne. Named 'Black Sheep' after Vincent, who was one of the first outliers in Muscadet to farm organically, way back in 1996. The wine is made of young vines all within the Cru Communal of Monnieres-Fiacre, which he has chosen to declassify.
66% Melon de Bourgogne, 34% Marsanne. A wine created out of necessity due to the disastrously low yields of 2017. Vincent bought fruit from a friend in Ardeche. As such an unusual blend of Marsanne and Melon B. was born. He liked the wine so much he has contuned to make it year on year. The Southern component lends a touch of weight and spice to the austere Melon B.
100% Melon de Bourgogne. Produced 'Sous Nantais' (underground tanks) from 45yo vines on gniess and mica/shist soils around the Cru village of Monnieres St-Fiacre. Low yields and careful lees ageing and minimal use of SO2 help to create a palate that is complex with a fleshy weight, making this one of the regions' bench-mark wines.
100% Melon de Bourgogne. From one of Muscadet's top Cru Communal. Selection of the oldest vines (above 65 yrs) in the heart of the appellation on gneiss and mica soils. The yields are kept low at 32 hl/ha. Gentil 21 day fermentation, followed by 30 months aging on the lees. A wine which encapsulates all the gravitas of modern Cru Muscadet.
100% Melon de Bourgogne. Parcel selection of 50+ years old vines on Grabbo soils in the top Muscadet Cru village of Gorges. The yields are kept low at 35 hl/ha. Gentil 21 day fermentation in Amphore, followed by 30 months lees aging.