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2018 Domaine Bellevue Muscadet Sèvre et Maine

2018 Domaine Bellevue Muscadet Sèvre et Maine

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Screw Cap
Loire Valley
2018
750ml
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$31.99
Cellar to 2025
Screw Cap
Loire Valley
2018
750ml
  • THE BRIEF
  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • WHO MADE IT?
  • THE BRIEF
  • Domaine De Belle Vue is an up and coming estate in Muscadet in the Loire Valley, led by talented newcomer Jérôme Bretaudeau. Some 11 varieties of grape are grown across the nine hectares of vineyards, many of them unusual for the region. They include Merlot, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Gris and Chardonnay

    The story began in 2001, when Bretaudeau took over a two hectare family estate in Gétigné. Back then, he could only work weekends and holidays. This expanded to six hectares in 2005, the year of his first vintage. The land was converted to organic production in 2009. Today, Domaine De Bellevue has nine hectares of vineyards, spread across various appellations and towns: Gétigné, Cugand, Clisson and Vallet.

    The soils of the vineyards feature silica pebbles, white and pink quartz and volcanic rocks. This gives the wines a strong minerality and complexity. The wine is aged in concrete eggs or clay amphorae, meaning that the final products offer unique interpretations of the grapes used in the process.

  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • The Muscadet  "Gabbro" has clay soils and vines planted between 1950 and 1960; it's the larger of the two and produces a softer, more generous wine - still briny, steely and mineral, it has an attractive green apple flavour and is deliciously thirst quenching.

    WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT?


    A softer, more generous wine - still briny, steely and mineral, it has an attractive green apple flavour and is deliciously thirst quenching.

  • WHO MADE IT?
  • After a disastrous frost in 1709 wiped out most of the mediocre red grapes that were originally planted around Nantes, Louis XIV ordered the growers to come up with a white replacement. They chose a Burgundian grape called the melon, actually an offshoot of Gamay, the grape of Beaujolais. Jerome Bretaudeau set up on his own in 2005 having made wine for others for the previous 10 years, notably Jo Landron at Domaine de la Louvetrie. His Domaine de Belle-Vue is today one of the leading lights in the region and the quality of his wines is outstanding, indeed there is an underground buzz on these wines amongst France’s best wine bars and bistros. Three things set him way apart from the rest and are the reason that his wines are so good; he harvests by hand, his vines yield only 35hl/ha (in a region where 90hl/ha is normal!) and he only uses the available natural yeasts for fermentation.