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The Domaine de La Tourlaudiere is located halfway between the villages of Vallet and La Chapelle Heulin, in the Pays Nantais, in the Muscadet Sèvre et Maine appellation. The vineyard extends over almost 21 ha, and is crossed by the Poyet, a tributary stream of the Goulaine.
The estate was built in the family and continues to exist today. Roland made his first wine in 1976, joined by his wife Jeanine, who made her debut as a winegrower with the 1982 vintage. In 1984, they brought together, under the name Petiteau-Gaubert, terroirs and vines from their family heritage, dating back to the 17th century. In 2006, their son Romain joined them and worked together with Roland to settle permanently in 2015 and thus ensure the continuity of the family tradition.
From the 2018 harvest, the entire estate is in organic conversion, for the entire surface and AB certified for 1 ha.
Vallet takes its name from the village where the old vines of Melon de Bourgogne of the cuvée are planted, on a not very widespread terroir of orthogneiss, a magmatic rock. The grapes are harvested manually, pressed and then fermented only with indigenous yeasts. The Cru Vallet is then aged on fine lees for 51 months, i.e. more than 4 years.
This long ageing on lees gives the Vallet cru an aromatic intensity and a lot of fatness. It is also distinguished by its notes of candied lemons and of course the salty aromas typical of Muscadet. It has enough to make you forget the bad prejudices about the wines of the appellation!
It will go wonderfully well with grilled or smoked fish dishes or hard cheeses.