Domaine Le Fay d’Homme Vin Mousseux Brut X Bulles NV
Region: Loire Valley
Grape Variety: 90% Melon, 10% Côt
Alcohol Percentage: 11.5%
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
Ageing: Ancestral Method. Once harvest is done, grapes are immediately pressed. After racking overnight, fermentation starts in temperature-controlled tanks, without adding exogenous yeasts. A light filtration during fermentation is followed by the bottling which allows for secondary fermentation in our cellar. When balance is reached, bottles are ready to be disgorged.
Color: Fine effervescence
Nose: Aromas of raspberry on a fresh nose
Palate: Mineral palate with a combination of well-balanced fruits and freshness
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.