Story

The wine
Hugues Brochard, who represents the fourth generation of winegrowers on the domaine, works his vineyards with great pride and character.
At the start of the 2000s, the diversity ad dispositions of the soils of the Nantes wine region led to the emergence of the concept of Muscadet as an expression of the excellence of the terroir. Today, the INAO recognises the Clisson cru. "La Petite Venise", which sits on a granite fault of the old Armorican massif.
Situation
The vines grow on the south-facing slopes of the Sèvre and Maine rivers in the commune of Maisdon sur Sèvre on the southernmost part of Armorican Massif.
Terroir
The Cru Clisson's vines are over 40 years old. This plot of vines, covering an area of one hectare, thrives in a soil of clay combined with smooth pebbles on a granite beddrock, whose good drainage qualities endow the wine with superb minerality.
Vinification
The grapes of natural richness, picked by hand, undergo a traditionnal vinification process.
Maturing
At least two years' ageing on the lees helps make this an outstanding wine combining aromatic complexity, fleshiness and elegance.
Varietals
Melon de Bourgogne : 100%

Advice

Serving
Serve lightly chilled (12-13°C).
Decant two hours before drinking to better appreciate the aromas.
Tasting notes
Golden hue. Complex nose with a blend of candied citrus fruit, yellow-fleshed (greengages), pastry and empyreumatic notes (smoky). Lovely minerality. Distinctive on the palate which shows a lovely balance of acidity and fat. Fleshy and long-lingering on the mid-palate with a mouth-watering, saline finish.
Food pairing
Enjoy with fish in a sauce (pike-perch with white butter) or grilled fish (sea bass), sea scallops with leeks, white meats, mature cheeses (Beaufort, Swiss Gruyère).