food and wine
Half case: £55.29
Full case: £104.76
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 wine was left on its fine lees until the following spring to add complexity and extra zest.
Crisp, flinty notes with a hint of lemon on the nose. The palate has fresh, zesty, savoury bites with hints of green apple along with yeasty lees notes. A lovely classic Muscadet with character and flavour representative of the vintage.
Begs for shellfish on ice, but would also work well with grilled white fish.
ABV - 12%
CASE/BOTTLE SIZE - 6 x 75cl
REGION/COUNTRY - LOIRE, FRANCE
GRAPE - MELON DE BOURGOGNE 100%
CLOSURE - SCREWCAP
WINEMAKER - PIERRE-HENR GADAIS
APPELLATION - MUSCADET SÈVRE & MAINE
ALLERGEN INFO - CONTAINS SULPHITES AND NO OTHER ALLERGENS