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Chateau Haute Cariziere Muscadet

Organic practices and certified sustainable by Terra Vitis. Hand harvest. De-stemmed and crushed gently. Natural settling and fermentation without additions over about 2 weeks in stainless steel. Sur lie all winter and bottled in Spring.

Chateau Haute Cariziere is a 35 hectare estate. All farming practices are organic. The vineyard is a family affair currently in its fourth generation. At the helm are husband and wife team Daniel Bideau and Marie-Beatrice Giraud. Marie-Beatrice’s grandfather originally acquired the vines in 1909 and she has been involved with the estate all her life. The site is quite special, being located on the former Armorican Massif, south-east facing, and planted on exceptionally varied and ancient soil. Their recipe for quality is simple: respect the environment and endeavor to ensure that all practices aim to foster biodiversity and sustainability. The result is the production of world class Muscadet.

Winemaker: Daniel Bideau
Country: France
Region: Loire
Type: Orange, White
Variety: Melon de Bourgogne
Farming: Organic, Sustainable
Age of Vines: Planted around 1990 with re-plantings every 40 years
Production: 55,000 bottles
Soil: Mica-schist, which is flakey and rich in mica and quartz