Domaine de l'Epinay

Loire | Muscadet Sevre et Maine | Clisson

Cyrille & Sylvain Paquereau are part of a new movement in the Pays Nantais that is reviving a true understanding of both their variety, melon de bourgogne, and the precise set of soils in which it thrives. They represent the fifth generation of their family to work this 16th-century estate, in the heart of Clisson. Conversion to organics and concentration on the precise match of grape to terroir distinguish their tenure. The range at Domaine de l’Epinay focuses on melon’s terroir transparency, aided by spontaneous fermentations, minimal added sulphites, and up to 36 months lees aging in underground cement tanks.

Domaine de l'Epinay N.V. "Folie de L`Espinose" Blanc Brut

The vines for the sparkling wines grow on very different soils at l’Epinay than do the Muscadets. L’Epinay’s Muscadet soils are largely granite and gravel, whereas the grapes for this wine are grown in loamy clay soils, ideal for pronounced fruit expression. The "Folie de L`Espinose" Blanc Brut is composed of chardonnay, folle blanche and pinot noir vines averaging 25 years old. The wine is produced under the Traditional Method, with the first fermentation in stainless steel and the second in bottle followed by a minimum of 10 months sur latte before disgorgement.

  • N.V.
  • Chardonnay, Folle Blanche, Pinot Noir
  • France
  • Loire
  • Muscadet Sevre et Maine
  • Certified Organic by Ecocert
  • Loam, clay
  • 10 month minimum on lees in bottle
  • Stainless steel
  • 3.5
  • 750 ml

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