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Fiefs Vendéens

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Blessed by both ample sun and proximity to the Atlantic’s breezes, this relatively small appellation produces a wealth of wines: white, rosé and red. 
 

Vineyard

Location: The Fiefs Vendéens encompass Mareuil, Brem-sur-Mer, Vix, and Pissotte.

Surface Area:
  • 480 hectares / 1,186 acres

Soil: The vines grow on brown soil (decomposed mother rock) on the slopes, mainly resting on schist and rhyolite.

Climate: A temperate maritime climate, this appellation benefits from more sunshine than the French national average. 

 

Wine

Annual Production:
  • 25,000 hl / 660,430 gallons
Yield: 
  • 60-65 hl/ha white and rosé
  • 55-60 hl/ha red
Grape Varieties: 
  • White: Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, Grolleau Gris, Sauvignon Blanc
  • Red and Rosé: Gamay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, Négrette
Growing/Production Practices: Approximate density 6,000 vines/hectare with single or double Guyot pruning is used.
 

Tasting Notes

White
  • Appearance: Bright, pale straw yellow 
  • Nose: Fruity aromas of citrus or apples
  • Flavors: Refreshing and dry with fresh fruit flavors
Red
  • Appearance: Garnet or ruby red 
  • Nose: Notes of cherry and limestone
  • Flavors: Light to medium bodied with brambly fruit and cherry flavors, refreshing acidity and low tannins. 
Rosé
  • Appearance: Pale pink
  • Nose: Strawberry, herbaceous notes
  • Flavors: Fresh and fruity with lively acidity. 
 

Food Pairings

  • Pair reds with pot-au-feu or roast chicken
  • Rosés complement cheese and paté plates, as well as a traditional quiche Lorraine or other ham dishes
  • Whites work well with shrimp cocktail, a crab bisque or asparagus risotto
 
 
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