GRAPE VARIETY: FOCUS ON MELON DE BOURGOGNE

Melon de Bourgogne is also called Muscadet or Melon Blanc. As its name suggests, this white grape variety is native to Burgundy and was cultivated until its ordered destruction in the early 18th century. It was planted in the Loire in the 17th century following an intense frost and the decimation of most red varieties. […]

GRAPE VARIETY: FOCUS ON CHENIN BLANC

Chenin Blanc is a highly acidic non-aromatic grape variety that is able to grow in a cool and hot climate such as in the Loire Valley and South Africa. The particularity of Chenin Blanc is that even within one bunch it is common for grapes to reach different levels of ripeness.  Related to its degree […]

GRAPE VARIETY: FOCUS ON SAUVIGNON BLANC

Sauvignon Blanc is an aromatic white grape variety characterized by gooseberry, elderflower, green bell pepper and asparagus notes. Oak is rarely used in order to preserve the authentic herbaceous-aromatic character of the grape and its refreshing fruitiness. It grows in cool climate regions such as the Loire Valley. Here, wines have high level of acidity, […]