|Grape/Varietal : Folle Blanche||Color : White|
|Origin : France||Bottle Size : 75cl|
|Region : Loire||ABV : 12%|
|Vintage : 2015||Natural Factor: Demeter, Biodynamic|
Many feel that Domaine de l'Ecu (along with a very small group of other domaines, of course) is to thank for what Muscadet is today. The domaine's influence can be attributed to three main factors; Early adoption of organic viticulture in the Loire, well before it was fashionable to do so. The vineyards of Domaine de l'Ecu have been certified Organic for over 40 years and certified Biodynamic for over 20 years.
A Stong belief in the unique terroirs of Muscadet that inspired vinification and bottling based on soil type, as opposed to appellation blends. Thus was born the famed terroir wines from the subsoils of Gneiss, Orthogneiss and Granite.
Unlike most regular Muscadet, the wines are aged sur-lie for 15-18 months, resulting in a texture and layered complexity that have come to define the unique style of Domaine de l'Ecu Muscadets and set them apart from other wines in the appellation. In fact, some Loire cogni scenti have argued that Domaine de l'Ecu should be its own appellation - like Chateau Grillet, for example - due to the singularity of the wines.
Besides these factors, there are a series of non-negotiable "house rules" that apply to all the wines at Domaine de L'Ecu: working the soils, harvesting by hand, fermenting with indigenous yeast, avoiding pumping or racking of the must (only gravity), and minimal use of sulfur. All in all, it is a philosophy of "no make-up"; just true wines without adulteration or artifice.
This cuvee made from 100% Folle Blanche grapes showcases hints of minerality and citrus notes. The acidity is tight and the medium body mouth feel encourages a lingering sense of white fruit notes on the palette. Great finish and really unique wine for the Natural Geeks! We love it.
Pairs Well With:
Ahi Tuna or Hamachi Sashimi
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