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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White Wines



Touraine Sauvignon

LA NOBLETTE

Barré Frères à Gorges

A genuine product of Touraine, one of the favourite soils for the Sauvignon variety where it supposedly originates. Indeed in the XIXth century some old vines called "surin" were used as the first grafts during the restoration of the wine region after the phylloxera disease.

This wine is elaborated on sandy, gravelly soils or flinty clays called "perruches". It has the characteristic freshness, fruitiness, country charm and liveliness of the Jardin de la France.


Quincy

Vignobles des COUDEREAUX

SCEA Les Coudereaux à Menetou Salon

This very old wine area was at many times menaced by climatic (frost, hail) and epidemic setbacks. Althouth it nearly disappeared several times its 200 ha enjoy brighter days thanks to its undisputable qualities.

Lying on the terraces of the Cher river between Vierzon and Bourges, planted on old soils mostly made of alluvial sands and terrace gravels, a few soils made of marl, clay and chalk, the Sauvignon variety produces a very rich white wine, with authentic notes of fruit and flowers, without any vegetal resurgences, and is admirably supported by a generous body and shape.


Sancerre

VIGNOBLE des GARENNES

H. Reverdy à Verdigny en Sancerre

Once exclusively planted with Pinot Noir this region converted itself to Sauvignon after the phylloxera period. More than 1500 ha are now dedicated to this variety while Pinot is found on 500 ha only.

The vineyard is planted on hillsides crammed between the plateau of Berry and the Loire at an altitude of 200 to 400 metres. It is characterized by very steep slopes of up to 60%. It is a zone of faults with a majority of jurassic chalky soils, gravel, marl, mixed with clay. A tiny area in the East is on flinty clay.


These wines are refined, lively and fruity. They show both vegetal aromas, such as boxwood, broom, and blackcurrant leaf and floral, often sweet aromas of acacia, jasmine and citrus fruit. After a slightly aggressive first impression on the palate, their flavours mellow into a round and rich fullness.

Yield is 60 hectolitres/hectare.


Pouilly Fumé

DOMAINE Gilles BLANCHET Les Berthiers
G. Blanchet à Saint Andelain

After having dedicated over 1000ha to the production of Chasselas table-grapes the vineyard of Pouilly sur Loire changed varieties after the phylloxera episode (end of the XIXth century).

Sauvignon, locally called Blanc Fumé, gradually imposed itself and now occupies more than 500ha whereas only a few plantations of Chasselas still remain.

Sauvignon produces appellation Blanc Fumé de Pouilly (abbreviated as Pouilly Fumé). Chasselas produces appellation Pouilly sur Loire.

There is no production of red or rosé wine in this appellation zone even though some Pinot noir plants can be found here and there (meant for family consumption).

Sancerre and Pouilly Fumé are mostly defined by the intensity and complexity of their floral and fruity aromas.

With a strong, athletic body, refined and nervy but also dense and round these wines seem to last forever in the mouth and nose without losing an ounce of elegance.

Quincy, Sancerre and Pouilly Fumé should be served with rock lobster, lobster, dried or smoked fish and snails.

All three suit remarkably the finest and most noble sea and river fish. The best cuvées, especially from Pouilly will be able to accompany white meat (such as blanquette), tender poultry or a mellow calf sweetbread dish.

-The excellent association of Sancerre blanc and Crottin de Chavignol goat cheese should be mentioned.