Melon Blanc from the western end of the Loire Valley in the Muscadet Sevre et Main AOC.
45-year-old vines, planted on a gently sloping, south-facing plot. Metamorphic bedrock: two-mica and garnet gneiss, covered with shallow soil.
Kept on lees for 10 months, in underground glass-tiled vats, which are traditional to the Nantais wine region. No stirring of lees.
The terroir brings finesse and elegance to this wine. White fruits and grapefruit on the nose. Powerful, mineral-driven palate. Very long finish.
Pairs well with shellfish like OYSTERS, noble sea and river fish, selected cheese or hors d’oeuvres.
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The name Château du Coing comes from the estate’s location at the ‘corner’ of the Sèvre and Maine rivers. This location gives the vineyard south-facing slopes with a cool microclimate created by the two rivers. This wine estate has a long history, of which the first written record dates back to 1536. The wines of Château du Coing show floral and fruity notes like lily, wild carnation, pear, and peach and have very nice minerality, which gives them an elegant style.
Since 2010, we have gradually been converting our vineyard to organic agriculture. We are keen to produce wines that reflect and reveal the potential of the terroir and are now tilling the soil more, with mechanical assistance.
The running of the estate has been a family affair for several generations. Today, the mother and daughter team Véronique & Aurore manage this prestigious estate, producing highly acclaimed terroir-driven Muscadets across 75 hectares of vineyards in the Muscadet Sèvre et Maine appellation.
Véronique has been at the estate since 1989 when she took over from her father. The estate’s different terroirs and the ageing potential of its Muscadets fascinated her and are aspects she has constantly striven to promote. Aurore, a qualified winemaker, joined the estate in 2011, and has converted some of the vineyards to certified organic winegrowing methods.
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