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 2019 Muscadet Serve et Maine "Esprit" sur lie

Grapes for “Esprit” are grown from 40 years old vines on more granitic bedrock, with gravel-silt topsoil. But, melon comes to ripeness much earlier here, so these plots are often picked from the first week of harvest. This combined with the soil composition produce a more densely mineral focused expression. Muscadet wines at the domaine are treated traditionally, fermented with native yeasts in underground concrete vats. “Esprit” typically ages in concrete an additional 14 months sur lie prior to bottling.

  • 2019
  • Melon de Bourgogne
  • France
  • Loire
  • Muscadet Sevre et Maine
  • Certified Organic by Ecocert
  • Granite, gravel
  • 14 months cement
  • Cement
  • 0.9
  • 750 ml

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