Our AOP Loire Valley Wines
Le Clos du Pont
Millésime : 2012Alc/vol : 12,5 %
Both Sèvre and Maine rivers are crossing and delimitate this area of MUSCADET appellation. The Clos du Pont vineyard is located in the south of the village of Mouzillon on a northern exposure
Geological characteristicSubsoil made of schist with a top-soil mainly composed with clay. It is a barren soil flown by a small river named : "La Sanguèze".
Grape variety100% Melon generally known as : MUSCADET.
Colour and alcohol contentWhite wine tinged with straw-coloured. Alcohol : 12,5% volume.
Harvest at an over ripeness stage and selection of noble grapes. Pressing with pneumatic wine press. First press selected. Storage on its lees for several weeks in vats.Then maturing in old oak casks only during 17 months at least.
Acidity : 3,8 g/l - Sulphur : 40 mg/l (indicative measures).
The exception proves the rule, as a matter of fact, we are reverting to the origin of the Melon de Bourgogne grape variety and consequently to a white Burgundy type of wine. An unusual tasting note with entrance cooked prune from the over ripeness, as well as the young and refreshing qualities of the MUSCADET combined with the roundness in mouth of Great Burgundys. The entire taste is linked to the tang of soil emphasized in oak cask. Complex but superb wine.Must be drunk cool between8 to 10°c.
Contient des sulfites