Domaine Le Fay d’Homme Muscadet Clos de la Fevrie Orthogneiss 2022

Type: White
Country: France
Region: Loire Valley
Grape Variety: 100% Melon
Alcohol Percentage: 12%
Viticulture: Natural Wine | Biodynamic | Certified Organic

Climate: Temperate oceanic influenced by the Atlantic Ocean, with precipitation evenly spread throughout the year
Terroir: Vineyards lie on a bed of stony, and siliceous-clay soil. Grapes are chosen from a selection of old vineyards
Ageing: Short pruning in the vineyard, work of the soil and vines in accordance with the rules of organic and biodynamic agriculture. Light settling and long fermentation (21 days) with indigenous yeasts. The wine is then aged on lees for 6 months in underground cement tanks

Color: Clear light yellow with a hint of gold
Nose: Ripe apples and pears, some bready and mineral notes
Palate: Grown on fused volcanic rock, this wine brings intense minerality as well as plenty of fruit. The vines, grown biodynamically, have produced an intense wine that has taut acidity and ripeness

About the Winery:
In the heart of the appellation Muscadet Sevre et Maine, at le Fay d’Homme near Monnières, the Caillé family have been winegrowers for 5 generations. Vincent Caillé, who took over the family vineyard in 1986, is part of a new generation of wine-growers who decided to pursue a policy of uncompromising quality. With great passion, he produces Muscadet Sevre et Maine of high expression on different type of soils (gneiss, gabbro and orthogneiss).

Grown organically since 1996, the vines blossom on living soils that have recovered their wild tulips, a protected species affected for a long time by chemical treatments in the region. Vincent Caillé is one of the few winegrowers from Nantes who produces organic Muscadet – an exceptional feat due to the oceanic climate and the propensity of Melon to welcome mildew. In the cellar, he vinifies his wines in the traditional way with indigenous yeast and long ageing on lees.