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This amazing Muscat Sevre et Maine is one of those great wines that you can drink now or continue to let it age for another 3-5 years. On the nose there’s citrus, lemon, lemon peel, green apple and pears. On the palate the citrus and apple flavours continue with a hint of melon and saline mineraliy. Refreshing, crisp great length and body. A must with oysters!
The fruit is harvested by hand before transport to the cuverie where it undergoes a pneumatic pressing. The must is then allowed to settle and ferment naturally in glass-lined temperature-controlled cement vats, before resting on its lees for between six and twelve months, after which it is bottled
The Domaine de la Louvetrie was established by Pierre Landron in 1945. In 1990 Pierre handed everything over to his son Jo. He now farms about 36 hectares at Domaine de la Louvetrie, although he also tends two other domaines, Chateau de la Carizière and Les Grand Houx, bringing the total up to about 48 hectares. It was under Jo’s direction that the vineyards were converted to 100% organic viticulture in 1999, gaining full certification from Ecocert in 2002. In 2008 he took the leap to full biodynamic viticulture, gaining Biodyvin certification. The use of chemical fungicides and other such methods were totally abolished, fertilisation is with biodynamic compost, and the vineyards are ploughed to reduce competition from weeds. The vines see leaf-thinning to aid drying and discourage rot, and Atlantic breezes also help with this task. The vines range in age from 15 years up to about 70 years.