Complemen'Terre - Le Breil - 2019 AOC Muscadet - Loire, France - Deep Citrus Salinity
A beautiful parcel surrounded by trees, one of the most prestigious in the AOC. A small yield thanks to frost in 2019 led to a successful experiment with mixed-vessel ageing.
Manual harvesting of 60 year old vines. Direct pressing, with a 24 hour slow decanting before fermentation to settle the wine. Fermentation with indigenous yeasts, alcoholic and Malolactic fermentation both complete within 10 days. Aged one third in barrel, two-thirds in stainless steel. Bottled in July 2020 after 10 months on the lees.