Chateau de la Gravelle, Muscadet Sevre et Maine Sur Lie, 2020
This dry and fruity Muscadet is made with a youthful, lively style and has the subtle spritz that is so appreciated by Muscadet lovers.
This vineyard has a rather unique terroir as its subsoil is comprised of a volcanic rock called gabbro, covered with a 40cm layer of clay.
This wine is matured on its lees. Lees are the natural deposit formed by the solid particles in the wine over the winter. After alcoholic fermentation is complete, the wine rests on its lees all winter until bottling at the end of March.
Perfect with seafood and shellfish.
Château de la Gravelle
This chateau in Gorges, in the heart of the Nantais wine region, is one of the oldest winegrowing estates in Muscadet. It once covered 300 hectares, but was divided up following the Vendee Wars. Today’s estate stretches over a 17-hectare hillside. At the top of the hill there is a windmill which is typical of those found in the local area.
The Melon B. variety was introduced in the region following the great frost of 1709 which destroyed all the vines in the area. This variety originating in Burgundy was widely adopted after proving very well suited to the winegrowing conditions of the region.
Château de la Gravelle has a rather unique terroir as its subsoil is composed of a volcanic rock called gabbro, covered with a 40cm layer of clay. This unusual soil gives the wines distinctive minerality and lemony notes.
|Bottles per case||6|
|Alcohol % by Vol.||12.0%|
|Style||White - Clean & Crisp|