Domaine Le Fay d’Homme Muscadet Terre de Gabbro 2021

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: The grapes, Melon de Bourgogne, were selected in some plots planted on gabbro in the village of Monnières. . Short pruning (fruiting cane with 8 eyes), work of the soil and vines according to the rules of organic and biodynamic agriculture. Average age of vines is 60+ years old
Ageing: Settling of the juice by gravity. Fermentation of 21 days with indigenous yeasts – 7-month ageing on lees of fermentation in amphoras

Color: Pale yellow with green highlights
Nose: Aromas of fresh fruit
Palate: Rich and aromatic on the palate. Structured and with a mineral finish

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.