DM VINET: HOUSSAIE, MALECO, ST. MARTIN, LA QUILLA
La Haye-Fouassière, Pays Nantais
Clos de la Houssaie
Muscadet Sèvre & Maine AOC
Melon de Bourgogne (Melon B)
Impeccably dry and complex, this wine showcases the greatness attainable for the Melon B grape in this unique terroir. Flavors of dried tropical fruits, citrus, and orchard fruits, evolving with age to express notes of dry, candied fruit. At the core, the minerality is salty and savory, indicative of the terroir and long lees aging. A long and persistent finish offers up many subtle and nuanced flavors.
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Clos de la Houssaie is a walled vineyard of 0.7 hectares and was submitted for Grand Cru status in the 30s. Considered one of the great locations in the entire Muscadet region, this wine has the potential to age a lifetime. Released from the winery 5 years after the vintage, only about 300 cases are produced. The contact with the yeast for two years acts as a natural preservative allowing this wine to age slowly and gracefully.