France, Loire, Muscadet
Run by Remi Bonnet and his brother Jean-Jacques, the estate is based around the ruins of a château dating to the middle ages and has 48 hectares under vines, with some 42 Ha planted with Muscadet (Melon de Bourgogne). This already substantial estate has further increased with the purchase of 10 ha of the neighboring Chateau des Gautronnieres which the brothers have converted to organic farming. The “Les Laures” is next to Guy Bossard’s “Expressions de Granit” parcel and is entirely granite soil. Biodynamically farmed, the vineyards are grassed through and all grapes are hand-harvested. Yields are held to 50/55 hL/ha and attention is paid to keeping the bunches as aerated as possible to ensure thicker, healthier skinsand ever greater ripeness, traits encouraged with ‘sierra’ and manual thinning and regular increases in leaf height throughout the growing season. All cuvées are matured with their lees in suspension, gaining further complexity and giving wines with finesse, fruit and volume.
|Wine||Varietals||Vine Age||Soil Type||Farming Type|
|Muscadet "Les Levraudière"||Melon de Bourgogne||10-30 years||Siliceous-clay and gneiss||Biodynamic|
|Muscadet "Les Gautronnières"||Melon de Bourgogne||20-30 years||Green rocks and amphilolitic siliceous-clay soil||Biodynamic|
|Muscadet "Les Dabinières"||Melon de Bourgogne||15-30 years||Schist and gneiss||Biodynamic|
|Muscadet "Les Laures" Granit de Vallet||Melon de Bourgogne||30-45 years||Granite of Vallet||Biodynamic|
|Muscadet "Goulaine"||Melon de Bourgogne||40+ years||Green rocks and amphilolitic siliceous-clay soil||Biodynamic|