Domaine de l'Ecu

Nexus - 2017 - Fred Niger

Loire Valley


Collaborative cuvée made with a friend from Menetou-Salon – Philippe Gilbert. 100% Pinot Noir from vineyards cultivated biodynamically and planted on the Le Clos des Treilles vineyard site, a Kimmeridgian terroir facing east/southeast, covering a total of one hectare. Harvesting is done by hand, and the grapes are received in the winery by gravity. Natural vinification: 21 days of maceration with 25% whole bunches, followed by pneumatic pressing, 9 months of maturation in 400-litre amphorae. Bottled without fining or filtration, or added sulphites.

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...

75 cl

Appellation : Vin de France

Degree of alcohol : 12 %

To drink from : 2022 to 2025

Country : France


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