Muscadet Terre de Gabbro Concrete EGG Domaine Le Fay d’Homme 2017 MAGNUM

Muscadet Terre de Gabbro Concrete EGG Domaine Le Fay d’Homme 2017 MAGNUM

Regular price £62.00 Sale

Vincent Caillé, Domaine Le Fay d’Homme, Monnières, Gorges, Maisdon-sur-Sèvre and Mouzillon

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 the stubbornness of passion, he produces Muscadet Sevre et Maine of high expression. On different type of soils (gneiss, gabbro and orthogneiss), he works the land with tillage or natural grass. 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 produce « organic » Muscadet, a true priesthood 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 aging on lees.Vineyards lie on a bed of metamorphic, gneiss type rocks. Average age of vines are 60 years old
Short pruning in the vineyard, work of the soil and vines in accordance to the rules of organic and biodynamic agriculture. Juice is settled with gravity followed by fermentation for 21 days with indigenous yeasts. The wine is then aged for 9-month on the lees in an egg-shaped concrete tank. Bottled at the end of June and aged for another seven months in the bottle before release.

Light yellow/gold. Earthy on the nose, with interesting minerality expressive of the Melon grape. Beautiful palate of pear, apples, lime over a gently rich mineral profile. Complex length.

Grape: Melon de Bourgogne or Muscadet

Organic - Biodynamic