|Monnières Saint-Fiacre l’Ancestrale|
|Appellation||Muscadet Sèvre et Maine sur lie|
|Grape variety||Melon B.|
|Terroir||The plot dedicated to this appellation is on a fully south-facing slope with a 15% gradient. It is one of our best oriented plots. The soil has a 30cm deep layer of sandy loam. The subsoil is composed of the metamorphic rock two-mica gneiss.|
|Winemaking methods||A novel winemaking technique is used. The classic lees-aged Muscadet remains in the vat in contact with the lees for seven to 14 months and is then bottled. For Château du Coing L’Ancestrale, a minimum of 17 months’ lees ageing is required. However, for this 2015 vintage, L’Ancestrale was kept on its lees from September 2015 to March 2019 (42 months).
Every bottle is numbered.
|Tasting||Gold coloured wine. Fruity and extremely complex nose. Full and structured mouthfeel. The minerality of the terroir shows through, but is extremely well-balanced. Buttery finish. This is a perfectly balanced fine wine that is worthy of cellaring. It has an ageing potential of 15 years.|
|Recommended with…||Rather than the typical shellfish, this wine is the ideal partner for the finest sea or river fish. It will also pair very well with white meats and selected cheeses.
Enjoy chilled at approximately 12°C.