Blanc de Blancs, Gusbourne Estate
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StyleCrisp & Fresh
Domaine les Grands Presbytères is based in St Fiâcre, southeast of Nantes, at the mouth of the beautiful River Loire and was established by Nelly Marzelleau's grandfather in the 1950's. Due to the high proportion of flint in the soil, St Fiâcre is considered one of the best sites for Muscadet Sèvre et Maine. The vineyard lies on one of the best sites in Nantais at St Fiacre. Here the soils are layered with 'orthogneiss', a cracked mineral rich rock through which the vine roots weave and nourish the vine. 'Vieilles Vignes' is made from Nelly Marzelleau's oldest 45 year old vines - a rarity for Muscadet where most are dug up after 40 years. Made traditionally at this small estate. The grapes were hand-picked, lightly pressed to keep all the delicacies and purity of flavour and fermented at cool temperatures to preserve aromas. The wine was left on its fine lees until the following spring to add complexity and extra zest. Crisp, flinty notes with a hint of lime on the nose. Pear and apple on the palate. Smooth texture with freshness and complexity.