Château de l’Oiselinière de la Ramée

Château de l’Oiselinière, listed on the Napoleonic land register, is a wine growing property that has belonged to our family since 1960.
Today we farm the 10 hectares of vines planted on the sunny hilltop in the village of Vertou.
Here we produce a Muscadet Sèvre et Maine sur lie and a Village Muscadet (Cru Communal).

Aerial view of the closed vineyard

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Confluence of the Sèvre and Maine Rivers

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Sunny dome of château l’Oiselinière

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Heritage

Just 10 minutes from Nantes, the château stands in a peaceful setting, protected by the surrounding woods. The cellars and the various farm buildings are typical of vineyard architecture, made of schist stones covered with tiles from the southern Loire region.

 

 

Location

The estate is exceptionally well situated at the confluence of the Sèvre and Maine Rivers which give the appellation its name: Muscadet de Sèvre et Maine.

 

The vines

The 30 to 80-year-old Melon de Bourgogne grapes are planted on orthogneiss soil, which is ideal for producing Muscadet that will age well. The southern exposure is an additional advantage for the maturity of the grapes we harvest mainly by hand.
The quality of the terroir enables us to produce wine in the village appellation of La Haye-Fouassière. After vinification lasting no less than 17 months on lees, the wines are stored in bottles for several years before they are sold.

 

The grape variety

The Muscadet appellation is planted with only Melon de Bourgogne, a variety brought to the Nantes area by monks from Burgundy in the 19th century. After a harsh winter in the area, the wine growers had to plant a new variety that would withstand the cold.
The variety was obtained by crossing Pinot Blanc with Gouais Blanc.

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