Domaine Le Fay d’Homme Muscadet Sevre and Maine Sur Lie 2019
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 metamorphic, gneiss type rocks. Average age of vines are 35 years old
Ageing: After settling overnight, fermentation takes place for 19 days with indigenous yeasts. The wine is then ageing on the lees until the bottling during the spring
Color: Beautiful yellow-green color
Nose: Fresh nose with aromas of citrus fruits
Palate: Great structure and minerality with hints of citrus
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.