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.
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 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.