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Half case: £75.53
Full case: £143.10
Meet the Producer
Domaine les Grands Presbytères is based in St Fiâcre, southeast of Nantes, at the mouth of the beautiful River Loire and was established by Nelly Marzelleau's grandfather in the 1950s. St Fiâcre is considered one of the best sites for Muscadet Sèvre et Maine due to its soil composition, mainly granitic gneiss with loose flints. Nelly Marzelleau runs the estate and is passionate about everything from vine to bottle. Wines are made from vines close to 50 years in age - a rarity in the area as most are dug up after 40 years. Nelly passed the estate on to Christophe Gadais in 2009 and today, his son Pierre-Henri is responsible for the domaine.
The vineyard lies on one of the best sites in Nantais at St Fiacre. Here the soils are layered with 'orthogneiss', a cracked mineral rich rock through which the vine roots weave and nourish the vine. 'Vieilles Vignes' is made from Nelly Marzellau's oldest 45 year old vines - a rarity for Muscadet where most are dug up after 40 years. Made traditionally at this small estate. The grapes were hand-picked, lightly pressed to keep all the delicacies and purity of flavour and fermented at cool temperatures to preserve aromas. The older vines need longer on their fine lees - five months in fact - and so are not bottled until a year after harvest in October.
Flinty, lightly mineral with appley fruit and real texture and interest. The old vine fruit adds amazing depth and mineral complexity to this fresh, savoury wine that has so much more to it than you might expect from Muscadet.
Muscadet Sevre et Maine is a true French classic and makes a perfect match for fish and shellfish.
Decanter World Wine Awards 2016 - Silver
ABV - 12%
CASE/BOTTLE SIZE - 6 x 75cl
REGION/COUNTRY - LOIRE, FRANCE
GRAPE - MELON DE BOURGOGNE 100%
CLOSURE - CORK
WINEMAKER - PIERRE-HENRI GADAIS
ALLERGEN INFO - CONTAINS SULPHITES AND NO OTHER ALLERGENS