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Muscadet

4 AOPs

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

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Muscadet Sévre-et-Maine AOP

% of Muscadet production

80%

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Muscadet Sévre-et-Maine

% of production bottled sur lie

Nearly 50%

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sur lie

Aging Requirement

Bottled btwn March 1 and Nov 30 of the year following harvest

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Reason for sur lie

Adds 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

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Muscadet-Sévre-et-Maine

Soils

 complex range of gneiss, silica, claygranite

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Newest Muscadet AOP

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

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Muscadet Côtes de Grandlieu AOP

Year est.

1994

  • Wines struggle to achieve quality beyond basic Muscadet

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Muscadet Coteaux de la Loire AOP

Location and general style

  • More northerly appellation, LEANER
  • Excellent source in warmer vintages 

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"Hermine d'Or"

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

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Muscadet-Sévre-et-Maine AOP

"Hermine d'Or"

Producers

Guy Bossard

  • "Hermine d'Or" - Promotes terroir, stresses age-ability, badge of quality for better wines

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Muscadet-Sévre-et-Maine

3 subzones introduced in 2011

  • Clisson
  • Le Pallet
  • Gorges
    • More new crus may soon follow
    • Although the min. 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

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Muscadet-Sévre-et-Maine

Number of communes

23 communes

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3 regions in Pays Nantais that gained AOC status with the elimination of the VDQS tier in 2011

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

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Fiefs Vendéens AOP

  • Styles:
  • Principal Varietals:

Fiefs Vendéens AOP

  • Blanc
    • min 60% Chenin Blanc
  • Rosé
    • min 80% Gamay, Pinot Noir 
  • Rouge
    • Cabernet Franc, Négrette, Pinot Noir

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Gros Plant du Pay Nantais AOP

  • Styles:
  • Grapes:

Gros Plant du Pays Nantais AOP

  • Blanc
    • min 70% Folle Blanche (Gros Plant)
    • plus, Montils, max 10% Colombard
  • Blanc "Sur Lie"

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Coteaux d'Ancenis AOP

  • Styles:
  • Grapes:

Coteaux d'Ancenis AOP

  • Blanc 
    • 100% Pinot Gris
  • Rosé and Rouge
    • 100% Gamay
  • Varietally-Labeled "Malvoisie"
    • 100% Pinot Gris

​***Blanc: 20-40 g/l rs