Pays Nantais Flashcards Preview

Loire Valley Wine > Pays Nantais > Flashcards

Flashcards in Pays Nantais Deck (14):

When are sur lie wines bottled?

Q image thumb

btwn March 1 and Nov 30 of the year following harvest

A image thumb

What does the sur lie process add to the wine?

Q image thumb

complexity, richness, slight sparkle 

  • sur lie wines are aged on their lees over the winter, and are bottled directly off the fine lees (without filtering) btwn March 1 and Nov 30 of the year following harvest

A image thumb

What is "Hermine d'Or"?

Q image thumb

  • Unofficial label term, used by some producers in Muscadet-Sévre-et-Maine (Guy Bossard), that promotes terroir and stresses ageability 
  • Badge of quality for better wines

A image thumb

Name a producer from Muscadet-Sévre-et-Maine who uses the label term "Hermine d'Or".

Q image thumb

Guy Bossard

  • "Hermine d'Or" - term that promotes terroir and stresses age-ability, a badge of quality for the better wines

A image thumb

Muscadet Sévre-et-Maine accounts for what % of Muscadet production?


A image thumb

The wines of Muscadet-Sévre-et-Maine are sourced from a collection of how many communes?

23 communes

A image thumb

What % of Sévre-et-Maine production is bottled sur lie?

Nearly half, 50%

A image thumb

What are the soils of Muscadet-Sévre-et-Maine?

 complex range of gneiss, silica, claygranite

A image thumb

Describe the wines of Muscadet Coteaux de la Loire AOP.

  • More northerly appellation, the wines are leaner
  • Excellent source in warmer vintages 

A image thumb

What is the newest Muscadet AOP?

  • Muscadet Côtes de Grandlieu AOP, created in 1994
  • Struggle to achieve quality beyond basic Muscadet

A image thumb

In what year was the Muscadet Côtes de Grandlieu AOP created?


  • Wines struggle to achieve quality beyond basic Muscadet

A image thumb

What are the 3 subzones introduced for Muscadet-Sévre-et-Maine in 2011?

  • Clisson
  • Le Pallet
  • Gorges
    • More new crus may soon follow
    • Although the minimum length of aging for each subzone precludes the use of sur lie on the label, wines from these areas may become some of the finest expressions of the Melon grape available

A image thumb

With the elimination of the VDQS tier in 2011, what 3 new regions in Pays Nantais gained AOC status?

  • Gros Plant du Pays Nantais
  • Coteaux d'Ancenis
  • Fiefs Vendéens

A image thumb

Name the 4 appellations for Muscadet.

  • Muscadet AOP 
  • Muscadet Sèvre-et-Maine AOP
  • Muscadet Coteaux de la Loire AOP 
  • Muscadet Côtes de Grandlieu AOP

A image thumb