Flattering, round, and expressive nose,with notes of blackberries, strawberries, redcurrants, white pepper. A smooth attack, the mid-palate is taut yet charming, tannins still tight yet velvety. Excellent volume, rich, deep, delicate, chiselled fruit, notes of sweet spices. Worth decanting.
Fred bought Domaine de l'Écu in 2010, with its perfect soils cultivated organically since 1972, then certified biodynamic by DEMETER in 1998. He’s been collaborating with Guy Bossard since 2014, the master of Muscadet. The pairing is simply miraculous. Fred, a novice at winegrowing but an unparalleled taster, knows exactly what he wants and what he intends to do for wine in the Muscadet. Folle Blanche and Melon de Bourgogne have been transformed, along with the estate’s classic cuvées still being made, into very great natural wines. The red grape parcels offer splendid cuvées of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Pinot Noir. After all, when your parcels are 30 to 40 years old and have never seen a single drop of pesticides, it would be a shame to deprive yourself! The estate does a lot vinifications using amphorae. Tons of wisdom, knowledge, energy and modernity in the juices. Fred has taken his estate in a new direction, and Muscadet along with it...
Surprising nose, original, and very, very fruity: black cherry, blackberry, and strawberry... simply splendid! Palate: still very tight at this stage, but with great potential; this is a pure, chiselled Cabernet Franc. It's going to be very good, with just a little patience...
A powerful nose, with mineral and citrus notes, white flowers, honeysuckle, and almond. Palate: characteristic of an amphora wine, that is to say supple, creamy, complex, fruity. The juice is nonetheless taut and powerful, with a saline finish.
Elegant nose, with pronounced mineral notes, and aromas of lemon, grapefruit, white flowers, dried fruits, almond and toasted aromas. Full-bodied, opulent wine, balanced by its fine acidity and a vibrancy which sustains its equilibrium. Great length and a peppery finish. Must be decanted!
A nose of strawberry, morello cherry, black fruit, blood orange, and spices. Palate: a wine of lovely tension, with balance between fruit and acidity, and fine tannins, it’s fluid yet imposing at the same time, with a stewed strawberry finish.
Notes of fig, quince, fresh apricot and bitter orange peel. Clean and pure, very dry, taut wine whose aromas develop mid-palate, becoming only more charming and enjoyable. Smooth tannins and lovely volume. A deep and delicate wine, endowed with chiselled fruit and notes of sweet spices.
On the first sip, the attack is silky smooth. By the mid-palate, it’s all about volume and complexity, power and delicacy. Bright fruit with flavours of small, very ripe black fruits, intense notes of blackberry, of blue flowers, violets and delicate notes of spice. Long finish.
Prepare yourself for love at first sip! A nose with notes of small red berries and maquis, with a touch of minerality. Palate: this is serious, structured juice, crafted for food pairings. A pure pleasure cuvée, which will only grow in potential after a rest in the cellar.
A nose with notes of minerals and fresh herbs, lemon and verbena, white flowers, ripe yellow fruits, and sun-warmed rock... The palate is dense and complex, and very expressive, with lively tension, rounded mouth-feel and a precise, chiselled finish with subtle saline notes.
A powerful, complex nose, with notes of pear, exotic fruits, jasmine and a hint of blood orange. The palate is supple, ample, round and sapid, with a long, saline finish scintillating with lovely bitter and green almond notes.
A full, expressive nose of blackberries, blackcurrant, blueberry and intense notes of spice and white pepper. The attack is suave, then intense yet charming on the mid-palate, fine tannins, beautiful volume, chiselled fruit flavours, and finally a red berry finish with fine bitter notes.