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Technical Information

Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area*
Muscadet Côtes de Grand Lieu Sur Lie
Clos de la Butte
Melon de Bourgogne 50 years Serpentinite, eclogite, quartz 6 ha
Muscadet Côtes de Grand Lieu Sur Lie
La Noë
Melon de Bourgogne 20 - 60 years Granite 4 ha
Val de Loire Chardonnay
Chardonnay 10 - 15 years Serpentinite, eclogite, quartz 3 ha
Val de Loire Blanc Fié Gris
Sauvignon Gris 20 years Gravel, silt, sand 2.5 ha
Gros Plant du Pays Nantais “Bon Plan”
Folle Blanche 35 - 40 years Serpentinite, eclogite, quartz, granite 2.3 ha
Val de Loire Cabernet Franc
Cabernet Franc 15 years Metamorphic rock 1.5 ha
Val de Loire Pinot Noir “Pièce de l'Orée”
Pinot Noir 15 years Metamorphic rock 3 ha
Val de Loire Pinot Noir Rosé
Pinot Noir 15 years Metamorphic rock 2.5 ha
Val de Loire Grolleau Rosé
Grolleau 20 years average Metamorphic rock 0.6 ha
* "ha" = hectares; one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres

VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION

• Grapes are slowly and gently crushed by pneumatic press
• Juice is transferred underground into glass-lined cuves or stainless steel tanks
• Natural fermentation by indigenous yeasts
• Wines age on the lees for 8-10 months, and lees are stirred regularly
• Gros Plant “Bon Plan” ferments in underground glass tanks and ages for 18 months on fine lees
• Pinot Noir rosé is made by 85% direct press and 15% saignée

General Information

Country
France
Region
Loire
Appellation(s)
Muscadet Côtes de Grand Lieu, Val de Loire IGP, Gros Plant du Pays Nantais
Producer
Éric Chevalier
Founded
four generations old
Annual Production
22,000 cases
Farming
Organic (certified)
Website
http://www.chevalierledomaine.com
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