Marc Pesnot

Marc Pesnot farms 13 hectares of fifty year-old Burgundy Melon (the variety used to make all Muscadet wines) vines near the city of Nantes. His old vines thrive in a schist soil & that lends them a profound persistence & depth of minerality that is nearly unheard of for Muscadet. As a result of this unique terroir, terrific southern exposure & Marc’s organic farming methods these wines can age gracefully for up to five years. His wines are complex, work well with a variety of dishes & are always a pleasure to drink.Certification: Practicing Organic, becoming Certified Organic/biodynamic.



Chapeau Melon VdT: NV– Back to the top

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Age of Vines: 50 Years.

Yields: 40 hl/ha 4,000 bottles.

Pruning Method: Guyot

Soil: Schist

Varietals: 100% Burgundy Melon (the variety used to make all Muscadet wines).

Vinification Method: Grapes are harvested by hand at their maximum ripeness & destemmed. The fruit undergoes a slow manual pressing & the wine rests on the lees in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks before it is bottled without any sulfites. Chapeau Melon is an early bottling & Marc allows the wine to retain its natural sparkle. This is a pure & natural expression old vines Burgundy Melon & the Schist terroir they thrive in.

Tasting Note: Pale straw in the glass with tiny bubbles. The nose carries loads of blooming white flowers, pear flesh, green apple skins & pounded stones. The palate is buoyant with a slight frizzante & redolent with creamy white fruit flavors boosted by succulent minerality & a dash of vibrant acidity.

Pairing: Works beautifully with shellfish, grilled chicken, hearty garden salads or simply by itself.



La Bohême VdT:– Back to the top

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Age of Vines: 50 Years.

Yields: 40 hl/ha 3,000 bottles.

Pruning Method: Guyot

Soil: Schist.

Varietals: 100% Burgundy Melon (the variety used to make all Muscadet wines).

Vinification Method: Grapes are harvested by hand at their maximum ripeness & destemmed. The fruit undergoes a slow manual pressing & the wine rests on the lees in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks for at least nine months. This is a pure & natural expression old vines Burgundy Melon & the Schist terroir they thrive in.

Tasting Note: Cloudy straw in the glass with pretty notes of white flowers, pear, green apple & pounded stones. The palate is broad & creamy with elegant white fruit flavors boosted by succulent minerality & a creamy dash of vibrant acidity.

Pairing: Works beautifully with shellfish, grilled chicken & fish, hearty garden salads or simply by itself.



La Folle Blanche– Back to the top

The Folle blanche grape which is typically used to make Cognac, has very thin skin and problems reaching optimum ripeness. The AOC autorizes 78 hl/har and 300kg/ha of sugar added, so most producers aren’t waiting for this optimum natural ripeness. Marc Pesnot harvests his grapes when they are ripe by lowering yields.

Varietals: Folle Blanche (also known as Gros Plant)

Yields: 35hl/ha

Age of Vines: 60-80 years old.

Pairing: Works beautifully with shellfish, grilled chicken & fish, hearty garden salads or simply by itself.

Soil: Schist

Tasting Notes: Pretty aromas of preserved lemons.

 

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