Château du Coing de Saint Fiacre Muscadet de Sèvre et Maine Sur Lie 2020


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Alcohol: 12,5%

Grape(s): Melon de Bougogne

Localization: Pays Nantais, Loire Valley, France

Tasting Notes: The Chateau du Coing de St. Fiacre, Muscadet Sevre et Maine Sur Lie is pale yellow in colour, with fresh aromas of white peach, green apples and floral notes this wine is the perfect companion to seafood. On the palate, the pure citrus fruit is bolstered by body, richness and structure from the lees ageing.

Food pairing: Shellfish, noble sea and river fish, selected cheese or hors d’oeuvres.

The Domain: Château du Coing in Saint Fiacre sur Maine, owes its name to its location at the ‘corner’ of the Sèvre and Maine rivers.

Sloping down to the rivers, our plots of vines have a south-facing orientation, some of which with a gradient as steep as 12%. This typical Loire Valley château was built during the reign of Louis XIII, re-built in the 18th century, and then altered again in the 19th century under Charles X. The château has a long history and the first written record – dating from 1536 – already refers to it as a wine estate.

The estate’s distinctively sloping terrain offers a stunning view across the entire vineyard and as far as the village of Saint-Fiacre.

Encircled by the Muscadet region’s two rivers, the Sèvre and Maine, their wines enjoy a microclimate that gives them great minerality and freshness. The main terroir, or subsoil, is composed mostly of two-mica gneiss.

The entrance to the property runs through the middle of the vines of Melon B., the most characteristic and common variety of the Nantais wine region.

Two other varieties are also grown at the estate. One of these is Folle Blanche, a unique variety with a distinctive character, from which they make our Gros Plant du Pays Nantais.

They make separate wines from each plot, without any blending of wines. Each plot differs due to its slope and the rocks in its subsoil or terroir. Their terroirs allow us to produce premium quality, cellar-worthy wines. At this vineyard, they produce Muscadet Sèvre et Maine sur lie, a Cru Communal Monnières Saint Fiacre, a Traditional Method sparkling wine, and a late-harvest wine made exclusively with Melon B., as well as a Chardonnay and a Folle Blanche.