Les Freres Couillaud, Château de la Ragotière, Muscadet Vallet, Loire, France, 2014

Les Freres Couillaud, Château de la Ragotière, Muscadet Vallet, Loire, France, 2014

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Overview of the Wine

The soil in Vallet is more heterogenous with varying depths of sand and sandy clay soil atop mica schist with spots of gabbro and inclusions of granite. Château de la Ragotière’s 2015 Vallet has a delicate floral element that accompanies a lovely austerity. An attractive hint bit of bitterness in the finish adds to its appeal. Long and precise, it cuts like a laser.

Soil Type : Micaschiste Albitic with double micas (white and black)
Exposition : Hillside, very rocky South
Density : 6500 vines/ha
Yield : 30 hl/ha
Vines ages : +50 years
Vine-growing: Guyot pruning, controlled natural green cover.
Organic approach (organic fertilizer, use of pheromones, tillage).
Winemaking process : Vibrating sorting table. Pneumatic press
and very severe racking before alcoholic fermentation,
temperature-controlled at 14-16°C. Aged of fine lees for 31
months in underground tanks (cement with glass tiles), then
bottled after fining.

Grapes/Blend
100 % Melon de Bourgogne (Muscadet)

Origin
Vallée de la Loire, Le Pays Nantais et la Vendée, France

Tasting Notes
This is an exceptional Muscadet. It still has plenty of freshness along with a tight, mineral texture and lightly smoky flavors. The concentration gives the wine richness while it remains bone dry and crisp.


Product size: 500ml

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