Our AOP Loire Valley Wines


Thanks to its harbour, the Nantes region has long been enhanced by international inputs. Grapes were introduced into the Nantes region by the Romans 2000 years ago. In 1709, a terrible winter froze the vines along with the Atlantic coast water. Under the demand pressure from the market, the King Louis XVI ordered to replant these qualitative vineyards with a grape variety famous for its sturdiness: the Melon variety from Bourgogne (Melon B). The Muscadet Sèvre-et-Maine can also be vinified on its lees (‘sur lie’).  After a winter spent in a tank or barrel, the lees and the slight CO2 residues which remain after fermentation give a particular freshness and special liveliness on the palate: ‘the pearls of youth’. They also offer a great finesse and a characteristic bouquet.