Domaine Landron Chartier Muscadet 2019 - Loire Valley
Bottle size: 750ml
This is a gorgeous quality Muscadet for sure, all made from certified organic fruit. White flowers, white peach, seaspray and whiffs of fresh pear usher in a vibrant palate of similar notes tinged with lovely dry salinity and oyster shell Chabliesque nuances. The silky slightly creamy texture only adds to the appeal. Bring out the oysters! Beautiful French dry white… CR
What’s the first grape varietal that comes to mind when we say Loire Valley? We bet its Sauvignon Blanc – which is delicious. However, there’s more to discover in this region. Domaine Landron Chartier is a wonderful example of a small producer continuing to work with lesser known grapes which equally represent the terroir of the Loire.
Third-generation winemaker Bernard Landron initially began his career alongside with his brother Jo in the heart of Muscadet Sèvre et Maine area. In 2002 Bernard moved to Ancenis in the village of St Géréon, about 35 min drive from Nantes, and was joined by his eldest son Benoît in 2008. Benoît had returned to the family vineyard after completing his degree in viticulture and oenology, facilitating a conversation to organic practices in 2009.
The family now farm around 25 hectares, with a patchwork of vineyards mostly situated around the towns of Ligne and Udon planted with a mix of Melon de Bourgogne, Folle Blanche, Pinot Gris, Gamay and Cabernet Franc. The decomposed volcanic material in the soils, along with a moderate climate and ocean winds to reduce humidity, results in a hallmark freshness to the wines.
To ensure both the terroir and fruit purity are front and centre, extreme care during the winemaking process is followed – from the vineyard through to the cellar. Vines nurtured with organic farming practices are hand harvested and vinified separately based on terroir with a natural yeast fermentation. There’s minimal intervention in the cellar, with light to no filtration and low to no sulphur added depending the cuvees.
The result is spectacularly pure and vibrant Muscadet, both at an entry level and at a precise, complex cru level. Expect textural, generous notes of fresh quince and white peach pinned together by a terroir driven acidity that will leave you begging for another glass.
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