Fly Fishing

 

Nothing much to do with wine, but Fly Fishing is a grapecircus passion. #justsaying

 

The Catch
The Flies
The Patience

Domaine de l'Ecu

At L’Ecu, muscadet is not simply a crisp white to enjoy with oysters. It is a textural, serious, terroir-driven wine to rival the best of Chablis, Burgundy or German riesling.

Muscadet de Sèvre et Main ‘Classic’

Precise citrus and quince aromas with a distinct mineral edge. Elegant and racy in structure, showing clearly delineated lime and pink grapefruit flavours with fantastic depth.

quick facts

APPELLATION: Muscadet Sevre et Main AOP
VINTAGE: 2015
STYLE: white
GRAPE: melon de bourgogne
FARMING: organic, biodynamic
FERMENTATION: stainless steel
MATURATION: stainless steel
FILTRATION: unfiltered
ALCOHOL: 12%
CASE SIZE: 12

Muscadet de Sèvre et Main ‘Orthogneiss’

Bright, mineral-laden citrus, green apple and fresh herb notes. Dry and focused, with excellent depth to the ripe tangerine, peach and fresh fig flavours. Exotic honeycomb notes arrive on the deep, impressively long finish.

The grapes for this wine come from a 3ha parcel over orthogneiss soil – an igneous rock where the minerals are arranged in bands. Also available in magnum.

quick facts

APPELLATION: Muscadet Sevre et Main AOP
VINTAGE: 2015
STYLE: white
GRAPE: melon de bourgogne
FARMING: organic, biodynamic
FERMENTATION: stainless steel
MATURATION: stainless steel
FILTRATION: unfiltered
ALCOHOL: 12%
CASE SIZE: 12

Domaine de l'Ecu

Nicknamed the ‘Pope of Muscadet’, Guy Bossard was one of the pioneering forces of organic and biodynamic viticulture in the Loire. He has since passed the reins to Fred Niger, who shares Bossard’s passion for biodynamics. Domaine de L’Ecu has been in Guy’s family for five generations, and when he took the reins in the early 70’s, he applied for organic certification right away, converting to biodynamics in the 90’s. At L’Ecu, muscadet is not simply a crisp white to enjoy with oysters; it is a terroir-driven wine with cellaring capacity to rival Chablis or Burgundy, though at a fraction of the price.