Story

The wine
A lieu-dit, or named place, encompasses a group of small plots of vines.It comprises a unique terroir defined by its territorial, cadastral, and historic unity. The alchemy between the soil, topography, climate, and grape variety results in appellation contrôlée wines with a unique profile and outstanding quality. Respect for the terroir combined with the expertise of winegrowers who love what they do produces superb wines.
Situation
La Haudinière is located in the commune of Haute-Goulaine, bordering the Marais de Goulaine marshland, in the heart of the Muscadet Sèvre et Maine appellation.
Terroir
Clay, very pebbly topsoil on an unusual parent rock composed of amphibolite and schist. The breakdown of the parent rock has led to good drainage and fertility conducive to fruity wines that are quite expressive very young. The south-facing slopes and microclimate due to the adjacent Marais de Goulaine are ideal for early ripening.
Vinification
Pneumatic pressing at low pressure. Cool fermentation (16-17°C) temperatures after cold settling.
Maturing
Ageing in underground vats (away from light and variations in temperature) on the lees. Regular bâtonnage (lees stirring) to make sure they are permanently in suspension. Bottling of wine on the lees in spring.
Varietals
Melon de Bourgogne : 100%

Advice

Serving
Best enjoyed chilled (8-10°C).
Tasting notes
Pale yellow with green highlights. Intense, attractive nose combining floral (lime blossom), citrus (candied lemon, grapefruit), and mineral components. Round and rich on the palate. Well-balanced, with good acidity. Vivacious finish with fresh menthol nuances.
Food pairing
An expressive wine that is a treat with fish and seafood dishes.