Our white wines are aged on lees. “Sur lie” aging is a technique that consists in aging a wine without separating it from its lees. It adds to the roundness of the flavour. The sparkling wines are elaborated using the traditional method. This wine is from France, Loire region, Muscadet sub-region and Muscadet Sevre Et Maine appellation. Bottled in February 2016, this enjoyed more than the 24 months required for Cru Gorges status, and helped convince Lailler to perpetuate that extended.
A white wine grape that originated in Burgundy, Melon de Bourgogne has, sadly, essentially vanished from that region. But fans of the varietal need not despair; its virtual disappearance from this pricy zip code has not prevented it from thriving in the Loire Valley, where it is made into the affordable, zippy, mineral, citrusy wines of Muscadet that pair so well with oysters. The best of those wines come from the region Muscadet de Sèvre et Maine. It is sometimes simply referred to as Muscadet.