||Muscadet Sèvre et Maine sur lie
||The vineyard of the Grand Fief de la Cormeraie is implanted on a clayey-schist layer of about forty centimetres covering a set of sedimentary rocks: gneiss with two micas and garnet.
||The grapes are picked at optimum ripeness. The solid and liquid parts are separated by pneumatic pressing. A light settling of the juice is done before the alcoholic fermentation, which will then take place for a fortnight under temperature control. The wine will clarify during the winter and the lees will be formed: the lees being the result of a natural sedimentation of yeasts and solid elements. The Muscadet is not racked at all, which allows it to capture a peak of carbon dioxide during fermentation, giving the wine a “sparkling” sensation. Nevertheless, to allow the potential of the vines and the terroir to be exalted, this cuvée is left on its lees for 14 months.
||The wine has a yellow colour with golden reflections. The nose is expressive: white flowers and white fruits dominate (peach, apple). On the palate, the wine is very structured and mineral. Aromas of dried fruits blend elegantly with slightly honeyed aromas.
||It is the perfect companion for gastronomic dishes such as scallops, langoustines, or large shellfish.
To be enjoyed chilled at around 10°C/12°C.