Pauline and Francois Menard returned from gaining experience in Burgundy to run the family vineyards in 2019. The family domaine is perched on the rocky soils at the highest point in Sevre et Maine. Converting to organics, the couple's practices in the vineyards focus on natural patterns, using oils and biodynamic preparations to reduce copper and bring life back to the soil. In their own words, the terroir driven wines they produce 'are a product of the generations of men and women who have left their mark and over two centuries of local history and evolution of the grape growing and winemaking processes.' Not 'simply' Melon Blanc, these wines capture the parentage of this variety (Pinot Noir and Gouet Blanc) and are expressions of site driven by low yielding, older vines. We are excited to represent such quality from this Atlantic region.
Village of Gorges. Gabbro soil. Short pruning. In conversion to organic farming. Ploughed soils. (Spring plough using discs and blades) No chemical products are used in the vineyards.
Produced from our best plots in the village of Gorges, this wine is aged 24 months on lees in underground concrete tanks covered ith glass tiles, typical of the Nantes vineyard.