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Muscadet Côtes de Grandlieu

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AOP/AOC by decree dated 29th December 1994, amended 9th November 2011



Location Muscadet  Côtes  de  Grandlieu  lies south west of Nantes, covering covers 19 communes in the Herbauges, Logne and Boulogne regions, alongside the lake at Grandlieu

Vineyard area 240 ha.

Soils Varied structures of igneous and metamorphic rock from the Massif Armoricain composed mainly of gneiss, mica schists, and smaller quantities of green-stone and granite with an occasional covering of sand and pebbles.

Climate Temperate oceanic, with precipitation   evenly   spread    throughout the year.  There  are  variations  in  climate from one end of the region to the other, caused by varying distances from the coast, the Loire or other expanses of water.


Average annual production over the last 5 years 9,900 hl

Base yield 55 hl/ha.

Varietal Melon de Bourgogne.

Growing practices Planting density: 6,500 vines per hectare. Pruning: Single guyot to 10 buds.

Aging Muscadet Côtes de Grandlieu is authorised to use the term ‘sur lie’


Tasting Notes

Aging on lees gives these wines added suppleness; this method also gives young Muscadet  wines  their distinctive  freshness and  light  sparkle.  Their   early-ripening terroir  gives  Muscadet   Côtes   de Grandlieu   a   range    of    supple,    rich,    floral aromas.

Serve at 9 – 11°C


Food Pairings

A good aperitif; pairs well with grilled fish or fish in sauce, particularly the iconic Nantes beurre blanc. Or serve with chicken dishes in sauce or goat’s cheese.