Domaine Le Fay d'Homme Muscadet Sèvre et Maine sur Lie 2018
Vincent Caillé is a 5th generation winemaker in the Loire Valley of France. In fact, both of his parents came from different winemaking families, so he is a 'blend' so to speak! Vincent has a range of inherited parcels, and his domaine ranges across 4 towns, 3 soil types, and 14 kilometers of prime Loire-Atlantique terroir. Vincent started working his father’s parcels in 1986 and took over the 4 hectares when his father retired in 1992. Vincent owns 14 hectares today with his wife Sylvie continuing the family story for another generation. He bought up some really great parcels expanding the domaine to 38 hectares, and then selling the least interesting vineyards, finishing off at 26 hectares of prime sites.
This beautiful Muscadet is made from an average vineyard age of 40 years, with a pure expression of the Gneiss soil. The acidity is present but not aggressive, with classic notes of white fruits, citrus and blossoms. The wine is immediately very well balanced and enjoyable right after bottling. Perfect with fish when drank young, you will enjoy the evolution of its aromas better with white meat after 5-7 years in your cellar, which will be a true experience and new discovery of the aged Muscadet. Think notes of dark sand and fossil/petroleum. Perfect with shellfish and iodine charged fish (tuna, mackerel, sardines…). 12% alcohol
|Region||France, Loire Valley, Muscadet de Sevre-et-Maine|
|Brand||Domaine Le Fay d'Homme|