Crisp, minerally, and imminently drinkable ... we love this beautiful little wine from third generation growers Patrice and Vincent Hervouet. Their 35 hectares are farmed “in the good spirit” of sustainable/organic farming.
Their terroir experiences the maritime influences typical of this area due to the close proximity of the Atlantic Ocean, and the wines display perhaps a certain tangy saltiness that makes them an ideal match with fresh oysters and other seafood. Winters can be harsh in this relatively northern region, and the sandy-gravelly soils are rich in magnesium and potassium and drain extremely well, a good thing for the area experiences a great deal of rainfall.
Approximately 1/3 of the vines are older than 50 years, and an old vines cuvée is produced from these plots, which we will undoubtedly import in the future
Winery: Chateau de l'Aiguillette
Region: Loire (Loire Valley)
Locale: Mouzillon, Muscadet-Sèvre et Maine, France
Farming: Uses organic practices