Fruity, thirst-quenching Muscadet.
This beautiful thirst-quencher is composed of baby Melon de Bourgogne vines - under 10 years of age to be exact. The vines are harvested and sorted by hand, then slowly pressed to retain their aromas and extract the maximum amount from the skins. The wine ferments spontaneously and rests in tanks.
Marc Pesnot farms 22 hectares of 50 year old Melon de Bourgogne vines within the city of Nantes, he eschews the AOC labeling system as the minimum restriction of yield is quite high, demanding larger production wines.
- His old vines grow on schist soils, which gives them concentration and minerality.
- Marc’s philosophy is all about low and slow winemaking, as the mass produced high volume approach so common within the region doesn’t do Melon de Bourgogne justice.
- Melon de Bourgogne is a grape commonly found in Muscadet.
- BBQed Oysters.
- Laying out poolside.
- Sticking it to the man.