Bonnet-Huteau

France, Loire, Muscadet

 
 

Biodynamic


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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.

 

Technical Information

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