2019 Muscadet Sur Lie 'La Roche Blanche', Domaine des Herbauges

Tasting Notes

With a deep, golden colour, this is a charming, full-bodied, Muscadet that has expressive minerality, honey and grapefruit. The palate is punctuated by flattering lemon notes with a light crisp finish. The perfect aperitif.

Vineyard Information

This family estate has been in production since 1864 and is now the largest single estate in the region.

The vineyards benefit from an exceptional microclimate; the warmth of the Atlantic brings spring early, while the huge Lac de Grandlieu acts like a giant storage heater through growing season. Fourth generation winemaker, Jérôme is committed to the sustainability of the vineyards as well as to the health of the vineyard workers he has even grassed over 100% of the vineyards to reduce the vigour of the vines and to soak up rain at harvest. Each terroir of Domaine des Herbauges expresses its own subtle nuances, and reveals specific particularities and characteristics of the AOC Muscadet Côtes de Grandlieu Sur Lie appellation.

50-year-old vines grow in a 6 hectare vineyard, on rocky, schist soil with quartz and flint pebbles. Managed with Sustainable Agriculture practices.

Fermented at low temperatures conserving the aromas of the must, then matured on the lees 'sur lie' from 8 to 14 months with regular bâtonnage. Bottling is straight from the fermentation lees, leaving a light natural spritz.

Colour White Origin France
Region Loire White ABV 12.00%
Drink From 2021 Drink To 2022
Everyday drinking, Vegan, Vegetarian