A beautiful hand harvested Gamay from a warmer vintage, a short maceration & no crushing keeps things fresh.
Landron Chartier have been farming organically for over a decade now & are a full family affair.
The climate of the Coteaux de la Loire is influenced by the Atlantic Ocean & the Loire River. It is a soft climate; not too cold, not too warm & little rainy. The hills where the winery is allow for deep roots, so good ripeness. The moderate temperature in Summer allows for freshness in the wine.
This is a lighter style French red made with Gamay grapes – same as Beaujolais – but Loire examples tend to have a bit more fruit & structure. Juicy with bright red fruits, light & moreish. Worth noting it is just at 12.5% alcohol too.
Third-generation winemaker Bernard had been working with his brother Jo in the heart of Muscadet Sèvre et Maine area, before moving in 2002 to the lesser-known and therefore cheaper area of Ancenis, (to the North-East of Nantes).
Initially his whole production was sold in bulk, but when eldest son Benoît returned in 2008 after his degree in viticulture and oenology, they started to bottle their own wine – organic conversion began in 2010.
They now farm around 25 hectares and moved to a ‘new’ cellar in the town of Oudon for the 2017 harvest. They have a mix of varieties planted, including Melon de Bourgogne, Folle Blanche, Pinot Gris, Gamay, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. In 2013 Benoît started making sparkling wines, producing a selection of lively and bright Pet-Nats.
They make wines with freshness and personality; expressing the diverse mix of soils that Muscadet offers – roundness from gneiss, more minerality from schist.
Vegetarian and Vegan friendly
12.5% / 75cl