Project Description

Château de la Gravelle

Don Quichotte
Appellation Muscadet Sèvre et Maine sur lie
Grape variety Melon B.
Yield 30HL/HA
Terroir This vineyard has a rather unusual terroir as the subsoil is comprised of the volcanic rock gabbro, covered by a 40 cm-thick layer of clay. This unusual soil gives the wines distinctive minerality and lemony notes.
Winemaking methods Kept on lees for 14 months, in underground glass-tiled vats, which are traditional to the Nantais wine region. No stirring of lees. Skin contact maceration.
Tasting Pale lemon coloured wine. Floral nose with fruity notes of peach and grapefruit. Very good structure and minerality on the palate. Very long finish.
Recommended with… Well suited to gourmet seafood like scallops, langoustines and other large shellfish.
Enjoy at approximately 13°C. Decanting recommended.