🇫🇷LOIRE VALLEYPays Nantais


PAYS NATAIS IS    AOC.- 10     @Nantes

  • BLANC= Muscadet AKA=Melon de Bourgogne       ROUGE= ?

GEOGRAPHY France, REGION-Loire Valley(West), AKA=Western Loire/ Lower Loire

  • DEPARTMENTS– Loire-Atlantique, Vendee, Maine-et Loire
  • AOC.’s- Coteaux d’Ancenis AOC., Fiefs Vendenns Brem AOC., Fiefs Vendeens Mareuil AOC., Fiefs Vendeens Pissotte AOC., Fief Vendeens Vix AOC., Gros Plant AOC., Muscadet AOC., Muscadet de Coteaux de la Loire AOC., Muscadet de Grandlieu AOC., Muscadet Sevre et-Maine AOC.

TOPOGRAPHY Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly

  • On~Coast of Brittany/ Atlantic~Ocean~ Bay of Bourgneuf

SOILS Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Volcanic, Sand, Clay, Gravel, Volcanic Schist, Granite, Gneiss

  • Tuffeau– Yellowish, Sedimentary Rock(Mixture of Sand and Marine Fossils), Form In Turonian Era(90 Million Years Ago)

CLIMATE  Maritime,   Summers– Warm, Sunny   |   Winters– Cold, Harsh

VITICULTURE 15,000 ha. Planted

VINICULTURE Wine From Pays Nantais Are Said to Possess Noticeable Salinity.

HISTORY

  • After a Series of Particularly Harsh Winters In the Early 1700’s a New Grape Was Need to Be Grown On the Coastal Area That Makes Up Pays Nantais. The Winemakers Picked the Melon de Bourgogne Grape That Was Recently Banish From Burgundy Was Chosen For Its Resistant to Cold and Frost.  Over Time the Named Changed to Muscadet.


**Pays Nantais Images Courtesy of Delong Maps, Purchase These Maps at Delongwine.com


GROS PLANT AOC.    @Nantes

  • BLANC= Folle Blanche
  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Loire Valley(West), Pays Nantais(West)
    • DEPARTMENT-Maine-et Loire, “Multi-Appellation”
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Flat/ Rolling”
  • CLIMATEMaritime
  • SOILS= Metamorphic“, ”Sedimentary”, ”Volcanic, Granite
  • VITICULTURE– ? ha. Planted,  CHALLENGE– Mildew, Botrytis(Unwanted)
    • Estate/ Producers

MUSCADET De COTEAUX DE LA LOIRE AOC.     @

  • BLANC= Muscadet
  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Loire Valley(West), Pays Nantais(North-East)
    • DEPARTMENT-Maine-et Loire
  • CLIMATEMaritime
  • SOILS= Metamorphic“, “Sedimentary,  Granite, Schist
  • VITICULTURE– ? ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producers– L’Ecochere, Guindon, Mesliere, Paonnerie

MUSCADET De GRANDLIEU AOC.      @St. Philbert

  • BLANC= Muscadet
  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Loire Valley(West), Pays Nantais(South-West)
    • DEPARTMENT-Maine-et Loire
  • CLIMATEMaritime
  • VITICULTURE– ?  ha. Planted
    • -Estate/ Producers– Chevalier

MUSCADET SEVRE-Et-MAINE AOC.     @Clisson

  • BLANC= Muscadet
  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Loire Valley(West), Pays Nantais(Central)
    • DEPARTMENT– Maine-et Loire, “Mulit-Appellation”
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Flat/ Rolling”
    • On~Seyre Nantaise/ Sevre/ Maine~Tributary~Loire~River~(South)
  • CLIMATEMaritime
  • VITICULTURE–  ? ha. Planted
  • VINICULTURE+AGED/ Sur Lie
    • Estate/ Producers– Cleray, Cognettes(Nat.Pro.), Coing St. Fiacre, La Quilla, Pepiere, Royaume, Salmoniere, Quatre Routes

  • CRU-Le PALLET ~Cru~     @La Pallet

    • BLANC= Muscadet
    • GEOGRAPHYREGION-Loire Valley(West), Pays Nantais, In Sevre-et-Maine AOC.
    • TOPOGRAPHYOn~Sevre~River~
    • SOILS=Metamorphic, Gneiss, Gabbros
    • VINICULTURE+AGED/ 18 mo.
  • CRU-GORGES ~Cru~ @Gorges
    • BLANC= Muscadet
    • GEOGRAPHYREGION-Loire Valley(West), Pays Nantais, In Sevre-et-Maine AOC.
    • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling”, On~Sevre~River~
    • SOILS=Metamorphic, Gabbros, Quartz
    • VINICULTURE+AGED/ 18 mo.
  • CRU-CLISSON ~Cru~     @Clisson
    • BLANC= Muscadet
    • GEOGRAPHYREGION-Loire Valley(West), Pays Nantais, In Sevre-et-Maine AOC.
    • VINICULTURE+AGED/ 24 mo.
    • SOILS=Metamorphic, Gravel, Pebbles
  • CRU-OTHER (Un-Official)
    • GOULAINE           LA HAIE-FOUASSIERE
    • MONNIERES ST. FIACRE          MOUZILLON TILLIERRES
    • CHATEAU-THEBAUD           VALLIET

MUSCADET AOC.     @Nantes

  • BLANC= Muscadet
  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Loire Valley(West), Pays Nantais
    • DEPARTMENT– Maine-et Loire, “Non-Contiguous(3)”
  • CLIMATEMaritime
  • VITICULTURE– ?  ha. Planted
    • -Estate/ Producers
  • CULTURE– Monks & Monasteries  ~Muscadet~

COTEAUX D’ANCENIS AOC.     @Ancenis

  • BLANC= Pinot Gris, Chenin Blanc
  • ROUGE= Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Gamay
  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Loire Valley(West), Pays Nantais(North-East)
    • DEPARTMENT– Maine-et Loire
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Flat/ Rolling”, On~Loire~River~
  • CLIMATEMaritime
  • VITICULTURE–  ? ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producers– Cour de Rohan, Guindon, Landon Chartier, La Paonnerie

Southern Pays Nantais

FIEFS VENDEENS BREM AOC.     @Talmont-St.Hilaire

  • BLANC= Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Muscadet, Sauvignon Blanc
  • ROUGE= Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Gamay
  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Loire Valley(West), Pays Nantais(South), @Hw.#A87
    • DEPARTMENT-Vendee, “Non-Contiguous(2)”
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Flat/ Rolling”, On~Auzance~River~Tributary~Loire~River~
  • CLIMATEMaritime
  • VITICULTURE–  ?  ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producers– J. Mourat, St. Nicolas

FIEFS VENDEENS MAREUIL AOC.     @Mareuil-Sur-Lay-Dissais

  • BLANC= Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Grolleau Gris, Muscadet
  • ROUGE= Cabernet Sauvignon, Gamey
  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Loire Valley(West), Pays Nantais(South), @Hw.#E03
    • DEPARTMENT-Vendee
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Flat/ Rolling”, On~Lay~River~
  • CLIMATEMaritime
  • VITICULTURE–  ? ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producers– J. Mourat

FIEFS VENDEENS PISSOTTE AOC.     @Fontenay-le-Comte

  • BLANC= Chenin Blanc
  • ROUGE= ?
  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Loire Valley(West), Pays Nantais(South), @Hw.#A83
    • DEPARTMENT-Vendee
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Flat/ Rolling”
  • CLIMATEMaritime
  • VITICULTURE–  ?  ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producers

FIEFS VENDEENS VIX AOC.     @

  • BLANC= Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc
  • ROUGE= ?
  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Loire Valley(West), Pays Nantais(South), @Hw.#N137
    • DEPARTMENT-Vendee
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Flat/ Rolling”, On~Ariactaise~River~
  • CLIMATEMaritime
  • VITICULTURE–  ?  ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producers

CREMANT De LOIRE     @Loire

  • BLANC= Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay
  • ROUGE= Cabernet Sauvignon, Gamey, Pineau d’Aunis, Pinot Noir
  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Loire Valley(Greater)
  • VINICULTURESPARKLING…METHOD/ Traditionelle(+AGED/+1 Year, On Lees)
    • Cremant de Loire Can Be Produced From the Entire Region , From 13 Different Grapes From Any Area From Muscadet to Sancerre


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