Muscadet

Our Muscadet offerting are hand-selected for their exceptional quality. Muscadet wines make delicious aperitifs and pair well with oysters, shrimp or scampi.

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Muscadet



Muscadet Sèvre et Maine sur Lie

LE MUSCADET CARTE NOIRE - Fine, Fresh, Fruity

Le Raffinement - Barré Frères à Gorges

Particularité : Fruit de toute notre attention et de notre savoir faire, cette« Cuvée prestige » de la Maison Barré Frères, issue des têtes de cuvée choisies chez les meilleurs viticulteurs des terroirs les plus réputés de l’appellation Gorges, Monnières, etc…,  représente l’archétype du Muscadet tel que nous le concevons. La vinification sur lie est magistralement maîtrisée. La découverte ou plutôt la redécouverte du Melon içi alliée  aux terroirs les plus instructifs de l’appellation en fait un Muscadet « intelligent ».
Dégustation et accords mets : Il développe au plus haut point les qualités de fraîcheur et de finesse typiques du Muscadet. Anguilles de Loire, sandre au beurre blanc, fines de claire, saumon fumé.



DOMAINE BARRE

Le Classicisme - Earl Domaine Barré à Gorges

They enclose two estates. One is located on the left bank of the river in the communes of Gorges, the other one in the commune of Le Pallet. The total surface is 23ha.
Most of the surface lies on well-exposed and drained slopes made of very old soil where mostly gabbro, an eruptive rock, and mica mixed with up to 80% silica. The balance is made of clay, never above 30%.

The wine trees are fairly old (over 20 years) and are exclusively aimed at a high quality production. Yields are kept low and the vine is handled carefully : short pruning, appropriate selection of soil improver, reduced quantities of fertilizers.

Harvesting is mechanical and the grapes are quickly processed in two presses. Fermentation is temperature-controlled, some in wooden casks (225litre casks, double casks or double big barrels, no wooding), and some in glass-coated tanks.

Le Muscadet des Domaines A Barré are characterised by a very shiny or white to pale green robe.

The varied and complex aromas are intense. Depending on the vintage they will evoke apple, white flowers, pine essence, haymaking time and citrus fruits.

The mouth is quite refined with a silky texture. Always fresh and nervy.Muscadet des Domaines A Barré expresses, depending on the vintage, often salty, sometimes iodized notes which are always balanced by a natural roundness, not the least of its charms.

It can be enjoyed as an aperitif or at the beginning of a meal ; it is a perfect wine for oysters, shellfish and crustaceans.



LES PRINTANIERES

Ardour and Vigour - Barré Frères à Gorges

When approaching the cold season the lees start to fall, wines mature, their outline emerges and asserts itself.
It is time to start working for the specialist of a very special, envied science verging with the esoteric.
Scouring accross Gorges, le Pallet, La Haye-Fouassière, Monnières, Saint Fiacre, Maisdon sur Sèvre and other reputable villages he tastes and tastes without stopping. Like a matchmaker he invents new and happy unions. Based on marks known only to him, taking here and there, he matches, complements, harmonizes, refines. Before our eyes the parts of the jigsaw are fitted together . We witness the birth of Les Printanières, les Mesnils and la Réserve Beau Soleil.
All three are heir to the same area and share common characteristics :
- to the nose their fine and characteristic aromas evoke vine flower, apple, haymaking, citrus fruits.
- to the mouth their structure of fresh wine, both tender and acidulous delicately resentful of salt and their native climate.

However the 'birth-giver' has wanted a different character for each of his children
- Les Printanières sur lie : ardour and vigour
- Les Mesnils : wisdom and serenity
- La Réserve Beau-Soleil : lighness and joy
The first two wines go well with seafood gastronomy, the third one is less ambitious but just as important. It is indeed both the wine you drink in the morning with friends, the vin de plaisir, and the vin loisir.


Muscadet Sèvre et Maine

RESERVE BEAU SOLEIL

Lighness and Joy - Barré Frères à Gorges