While this land has been a working vineyard for much longer, the current owners’ ancestors bought this vineyard and surrounding buildings in 1843. While their main focus is of course Muscadet (Melon de Bourgogne), they also produce a small amount of Sauvignon Blanc, and thank goodness they do because this is the kind of wine that really gets me going — affordable, small production, natural, varietally correct, and so, so crushable.
Grape: Sauvignon Blanc 100%
Region: Muscadet-Sèvre-et-Maine, Loire Valley, France
Farming: Sustainable, hand harvested, 40+ year old vines, Gabbro soil
Winery: Fermentation and aging in stainless, unfined, minimal filtration, low SO2